ERIC Number: ED074410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Sex of Student and Sex of Teacher on Students' Achievement and Evaluation of the Teacher.
Stasz, Cathleen; And Others
An experimental design which allowed for the random assignment of students to teacher on the basis of sex enabled the authors of this study to answer the questions: (1) Do boys or girls have higher achievement with male or female teachers?; (2) Do boys or girls evaluate male or female teachers more positively?; The student sample was randomly drawn from the population at a midwestern suburban high school and the teacher sample consisted of teacher trainees at a large midwestern university. The study did not find that either teacher sex or student sex correlated with student achievement or student rating of teachers in any consistent way. The authors conclude that the absence of evidence of consistent teacher/student sex interaction is encouraging and suggests an investigation of other variables such as teacher skills regardless of teacher sex. (Author/SES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-March 1, 1973)