ERIC Number: EJ714462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 40
Gender Bias in the Classroom: Current Controversies and Implications for Teachers
Childhood Education, v81 n4 p221 Sum 2005
Teachers must learn to recognize and eliminate gender bias, because it can limit students' ambitions and accomplishments (Sanders, 2003). A gender-neutral position practiced by teachers recognizes individual and group differences, and believes that both girls and boys can reach their fullest potential if they are sensitive to the quality and level of interaction they give to each gender. This article will present a number of strategies that will help elementary teachers to reduce gender stereotypes in classrooms.
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Teaching Methods, Gender Bias, Elementary Education, Individual Differences, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A