The Pink and the Blue

  • Nancy N. Heilbronner Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, USA


Sex and gender are different, yet related, concepts. Sex is the anatomical assignment given at birth, whereas gender is a social and cultural construction of identity. What are the facts and myths related to gender, and how are these changing? More importantly, how do these facts and myths influence the outcomes related to students’ achievement levels? This article explores these topics and provides strategies for educators to use in the classroom to encourage all students to succeed.
Research Article