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On the Vague Meaning of "Gender" in Education Research: The Problem, Its Sources, and Recommendations for Practice

Howard M. Glasser and John P. Smith, III
Educational Researcher
Vol. 37, No. 6 (Aug. - Sep., 2008), pp. 343-350
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25209010
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Abstract

Writers for both academic and popular audiences often use the term gender when considering differences between the educational experiences of male and female students, and the distinction often appears to be based on a traditional understanding of the term sex. The authors of this article argue that gender and sex should be distinguished more clearly in education research and that the pattern of unclear, conflated, and even synonymous use of the terms has slowed progress in understanding how gender influences students' educational experiences. The authors present evidence of conflated use, review the wide diversity in orienting perspectives and definitions of gender, show how current American Psychological Association publication guidelines fail to provide clear guidance on the use of the terms, and make recommendations for improving research practice.

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