ERIC Number: ED343166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Side by Side Professionally and Personally.
Fung, Catherine L.
Cues signal something that is about to happen; "self-cues" connote and denote the whole amalgamation of thinking-feeling-speaking-acting and attitude-ideal-priority-value. According to D. J. Bem's gender schema theory (1) a child has an innate cognitive process and has his/her own strategy to self-categorize himself/herself as male or female; and (2) he/she also learns by observing models and strives for that which his/her sociocultural context happens to deem desirable. The path for those concerned with education is to take up the responsibility of spinning the webs of language, not only those that narrate the male's self-cues, but also those that narrate the female's own indigenous, feminine self-cues: caring and nurturing. When teachers interact with students, they must center on the student and take pleasure in altruistic giving. This manner of giving social perception makes a difference in the student's learning environment. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Context; Communicator Style; Gender Schema Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (40th, Montreal, Canada, October 15-18, 1991).