ERIC Number: ED431522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-18
Sex-Role Biases at the Elementary School Level in Mathematics and the Sciences.
This study investigated 18 elementary school teachers' awareness of sex-role bias in their classrooms. The teachers taught pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, and were enrolled in an early childhood and elementary education graduate program. Teachers' responses to a questionnaire indicated they were largely neutral in their awareness of sex-role bias against female students, particularly in mathematics and science. Most of the teachers disagreed with the suggestion of greater assertiveness and better math and science achievement among male students and greater verbal skills or confidence among female students. These responses conflict with findings in previous research and even with the teachers' own responses in other areas. Findings suggest the persistence of sex-role bias in elementary schools. Contains 15 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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