ERIC Number: ED361785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-15
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Diversity in the Classroom: Gender Related Examples.
Murray, Martin G.; Peterson, Trudie K.
To explore the possibility that the gender make-up of a class may predict the gender specificity of the language used by instructors, a study examined Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) and the number of gender examples they used. Subjects were eight graduate teaching assistants instructing a basic speech communication course and seven GTAs teaching a basic history course. In the basic communication courses there were approximately 260 students while there were 230 students enrolled in the history course. The number of gender-specific examples used by GTAs was recorded for each class and this number was compared with the gender make-up of each specific class. Three 2-way analysis of variance were conducted to examine the difference in examples used by male or female GTAs in classes which were predominately male or female. Results indicated that GTAs adapt their examples to the classroom gender majority. (Four tables of data are included.) Contains 18 references. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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