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ERIC Number: ED396984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Chilly Classroom Climate: A Guide To Improve the Education of Women.
Sandler, Bernice Resnick; And Others
This report assesses how the classroom climate is affected by classroom structure, power dynamics within the classroom, different pedagogical styles, the curriculum, and the relationships between male and female students. Data come from quantitative and qualitative studies in classrooms at all levels and in related settings, along with surveys, interviews, and numerous other data-gathering approaches. The report is presented in five parts. Part 1, "How the Classroom Experience is Different for Women and Men," describes and analyzes how teacher and student behavior create a different experience for men and women students. Part 2, "Pedagogy and the Classroom," examines the impact of pedagogy on students, including collaborative learning and feminist pedagogy. Part 3, "Including Women in the Curriculum," explores the importance of the curriculum and ways to further integrate women into it. Part 4, "Gender and the Faculty Evaluation Process: Reward or Punishment?" explores the impact of teacher style and other factors on the evaluation of faculty members by students and colleagues. Part 5, "Where Do We Go From Here: Recommendations for Making the Classroom More Equitable for Everyone," contains recommendations for institutions, faculty members, and students for improving the learning climate. The volume concludes with two appendices: "Evaluating Your Course for Inclusion of Scholarship on Women," and "Questions for Faculty Members: Examining Your Class for Inadvertent Bias." Contains endnotes, resources, and an evaluation form. (EH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Coeducation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Higher Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education, Womens Studies
National Association for Women in Education, 1325 18th Street NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20036-6511l (NAWE members $15; nonmembers $20).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Women in Education, Washington, DC.