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ERIC Number: EJ813799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
The Relationship between Teacher Gender and Student Achievement: Evidence from Five Indian States
Chudgar, Amita; Sankar, Vyjayanthi
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v38 n5 p627-642 Oct 2008
Little conclusive evidence is available on the relationship between teacher gender and student achievement. However, a great emphasis has been placed on hiring more female teachers, both internationally and in India. Given this context, this paper investigates the relationship between student learning outcomes and the presence of women teachers in Indian classrooms. Our analysis shows that male and female teachers differ in terms of their classroom management practices and their belief in students' learning ability. In partial support of the policy of hiring more female teachers, it also shows that being in a female teacher's classroom is advantageous for language learning but teacher gender has no effect on mathematics learning. (Contains 5 tables and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India