ERIC Number: ED437676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
How Gender Identities Affect Interactions between Professors and Students (Roles of Schoolwomen).
Sullivan, Sheila J.
This paper explores written reports about socially constructed female gender roles and allows examination of how dominant viewpoints continually affect the evolution of women's roles as schoolwomen, focusing on societal evaluation of women's roles. Data for the paper were collected by 5 groups of students in a Communication Theory course. The groups were assigned to develop a theory based on their descriptions and explanations about the types of interactions that occur between women and men faculty and their students. The paper concludes that a combination of typical male task-oriented instruction with typical female relational-type instruction is important to teaching ability and effectiveness. (Contains 16 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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