ERIC Number: ED235535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Removing Bias: Guidelines for Student-Faculty Communication.
Jenkins, Mercilee M.; And Others
Based on the realization that professors' cultural and personal backgrounds affect the way they transmit information and the way they interact with men and women students in their classes, this booklet is designed to help faculty members assess how they are presenting subject matter to their students. The first section of the booklet, "Student-Faculty Communication Patterns," identifies and proposes solutions to problems of stereotyping, biases in language structures and usages, and patterns of discrimination in classroom interaction that can differently affect women and men of varied cultural backgrounds. The second section, "The Student Performance Questionnaire," suggests a way to seek student opinions of classroom interaction patterns according to the student's age, sex, and race. Specifically, this section contains a discussion of the development of the questionnaire, directions for its use, a copy of the questionnaire, suggestions for analyzing data gained from it, and instructions for interpreting its results. The booklet also contains an extensive bibliography. (FL)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Communication, College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Differences, Females, Higher Education, Interaction, Knowledge Level, Language Usage, Males, Sex Bias, Speech Communication, Stereotypes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Suite E, Annandale, VA 22003 ($7.50, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.
Note: Part of "Sex and Gender in the Social Sciences: Reassessing the Introductory Course."