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Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom.

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Diana Rojas

on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom.

Gender Stereotypes
in the Classroom. Needs: It is not the gender we are but the limitations put on the gender that effect us. Yes there are difference between boys and girls, but I think that the solution is within us, the teachers and adults in the students’ lives. It is our job to instill confidences and tolerance in these kids and make sure that they understand that they can overcome whatever obstacle no matter their gender. Reflection: Community:
The community has taken to try and eliminate the gender stereotypes in the classroom. If the teacher tries to make the classroom as inclusive as possible and tries not to differentiate between the genders it could make a huge difference. Research shows that despite the biological differences, it’s the differential treatment given by parents, teachers and society that created stronger differences between the sexes. (Nath, J., & Cohen, M, 2011).
Implications: Evidence Studies being conducted with gender-separated classroom have produced a variety of mixed results; one journal states that gender specific classrooms have had no effect on middle class, white children, but have had an effect on poor minorities. Programs like gender segregated classrooms have their benefit, but also don't prepare the students to be in 'real world situation' By:Diana Rojas Students need to understand that it's okay for boys and girls to act in a way that might not always be considered gender appropriate, boys sitting quietly or girls being active for example. It is our job as their educators and role-models to avoid stereotypes and encourage explorations and self-acceptance. (Feeney, S., Moravcik, E., & Nolte, S, 2013) Many different things have been tried; from instilling self confidence to trying to separate the genders into different school (which may seem like the best solution but may not be), what seems to be the most effective way of helping kids succeed is to eliminate or reduce gender stereotypes in the classroom because gender stereotypes can turn into 'self-fulfilled prophecies by the students due to the importance society places on those stereotypes
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