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ERIC Number: ED438514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 36
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Gender Inequities in Grade Two: A Look at Educators and Literature.
Augello, Gina
A study was conducted to determine if second grade teachers use gender biased literature and if these teachers are unintentionally sending biased messages to their students. Sixty-two second grade students and their three teachers were included in this study. The study was conducted in an upper-middle-class suburban elementary school. Several reading lessons were observed by the researcher. It was found that the literature used (from the "Garden Gates" series published by Silver Burdett Ginn) was not gender biased. The researcher also took note of the amount of times boys versus girls were called upon by the teacher. Generally, boys and girls were called upon equally. Teachers believed that both boys and girls are, overall, good readers. The students also participated in this study by completing a questionnaire. None of the boys responded that they liked to read or hear stories about girls who are heroes; a majority of the girls responded that they like to read or hear stories about girls who are heroes. Contains 27 references. Appendixes contain survey instruments and observation forms. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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