Roy Nitulescu

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

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While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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