ERIC Number: EJ554755
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Teaching Controversial Courses: Student Evaluations of Instructors and Content.
Ludwig, Jeannette M.; Meacham, John A.
Educational Research Quarterly, v21 n1 p27-38 Sep 1997
The impacts of instructor gender and race on student evaluations of teaching effectiveness, particularly when courses contained controversial content, were studied with 190 undergraduates. No support was found for the hypothesis that students would rate women and minority instructors lower, but the same material was thought to be more controversial when taught by women and minorities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Research supported by a United University Professions Professional Development and Quality of Work Life grant to the State University of New York at Buffalo.