Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision


Introduction: After a debate that has spanned years, the results are in. Female students tend to achieve at a lower level than male students in science and mathematics. Much attention has been paid to the fact that through out grade school girls slightly outperform boys in science and mathematics. Then, during the junior high years, males begin to excel in science and mathematics while girls, generally, do not perform at as high a level. By the end of senior high, a greater discrepancy is found between the achievement of boys and girls in science and mathematics (Fox, 1980).


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha Copyright 1986 Kathleen Daley Peterson