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All About Discipline?

February 08, 2007 1 min read
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Are boys really falling behind girls in the classroom? Last year, researchers who conducted studies citing a gender achievement gap said yes, while critics argued boys were doing just fine.

Data has shown that girls achieve higher grades while boys tend to score higher on standardized tests. Recent research suggests that self-discipline is a key factor in the achievement differences between boys and girls.

But some researchers warn there is still not enough evidence to discern how self-discipline influences school performance.

What do you think? Do girls have greater self-discipline than boys? And does that give them an academic edge?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.

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