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Gender Bias in the Classroom

GRCC English 101 Persuasive Essay Presentation
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Sara Jennings

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Gender Bias in the Classroom

"THEY TREAT GIRLS DIFFERENTLY,
DON'T THEY?"
ESSAY BY: TIMOTHY HARPER
PRESENTATION BY: SARA JENNINGS

GENDER BIAS IN THE CLASSROOM
Author's Thesis
Thesis
"Boys get more attention in the classroom than girls."

"They [boys] get more constructive criticism, and they're asked more challenging questions."
There is a gender gap in the classroom that is an unfair advantage to the males in the class.
Behavior in the Classroom
Boys: calling out, more "ooh's", jumping out of their seats, stretched out arms

Girls: arm bent at 90 degrees or straight up, no excess movement, scolded when calling out
Effect of Teachers
Favoritism towards boys - The girls needing to move for the boys

"Teachers interact with males more frequently, ask them better questions, and give them more precise and helpful feedback"
Sadker's Research
Who are the Sadker's?

Failing at Fairness
Material Taught
Physics Experiment
Effects of Gender Bias
What We Can Do
Educating Teachers

Teaching daughters

More single sex options
Conclusion
Females are at a disadvantage because of the adversity they must overcome in the classroom
Textbooks are formed around men - Eli Whitney, Cotton Gin
Worksheets are sexist - Drawing a line for the man and the woman
Two classes, one teacher
One class - all girls
Second class - typical ratio
Results?
"Teachers interact with males more frequently, ask them better questions, and give them more precise and helpful feedback"
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