ERIC Number: ED349565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Gap: An Analysis of Gender-Based Differences and Similarities in Magazine-Writing Instruction.
Endres, Kathleen L.; Schierhorn, Ann B.
A study examined whether expected behavior from teachers coincides with how women and men really teach their magazine-writing classes. Subjects, 120 of 198 members of the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, responded to a 25-item questionnaire concerning their teaching techniques. Results indicated that (contrary to anecdotes, student expectations, and stereotypes) women and men--with a few notable exceptions--teach in similar manners. Results further indicated that women preferred a participatory classroom style that used the workshop method, involved the instructor in each step of the student's writing process, and urged students to assume the coaching job. (Six tables of data and 32 footnotes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Magazine Writing; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992).