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ERIC Number: ED490701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
An Empirical Examination of Gender Stereotype from the Result of National Board Certification
Smith, Tracy W.; Wang, Jianjun; Oliver, J. Steve
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, 2005)
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is designed to recognize accomplished teachers in the profession. Validity of the national board certification hinges on a fundamental concern whether confounding factors other than teaching performance have contributed to the certification outcome. In particular, gender stereotypic influence is examined in this study using a large-scale national database in four subject areas. Besides confirming gender inequity in the scoring outcomes, the results also suggest that the outcome difference was subject-specific. Male applicants outperformed their female counterpart in science, despite the stereotypic view of teaching as a female occupation. On the other hand, female applicants consistently received higher scores in so-called non-masculine subjects, such as English and social studies. (Contains 8 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A