Study: Boys who are gifted are more likely to play dumb

03/29/2009 | Observer (London), The

British children who are gifted intentionally fall behind in school to avoid bullying, according to an education professor's research on 12- and 13-year-olds in nine schools. Boys in particular were under more pressure to "dumb down" to become popular, which may partly account for the perceived gender gap, said researcher Becky Francis.

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