ERIC Number: ED243829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Gender Expectations and Student Achievement: A Teacher Training Program Addressing Gender Disparity in the Classroom.
Grayson, Dolores A.; Martin, Mary D.
A teacher training program, Gender Expectation and Student Achievement (GESA), seeks to produce equal interest and achievement in mathematics, reading, and language arts in boys and girls. The training model is designed to increase the achievement of both sexes and to reduce teachers' gender-stereotyped behavior. It includes teacher workshops, classroom observations of one another's teaching techniques, feedback to support teachers and to have them report changes they are observing in their classrooms, and pre- and post-tests in the selected academic subjects. Students and teachers also respond to a gender-based questionnaire before and after the treatment. Nineteen teachers from five Los Angeles County (California) school districts are participating in the program. Data collection materials are the GESA classroom observation model; mathematics, reading and language arts achievement tests; and the "Who Should" gender bias questionnaire. A discussion is presented on the five areas of gender bias in the classroom: (1) instructional contact; (2) grouping and organization; (3) discipline; (4) self-concept; and (5) evaluation. The GESA training approach to over-coming biased behavior in these areas is described, and results of comparisons of pre-training observations are discussed. Projected follow-up activities are listed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).