ERIC Number: EJ852375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 22
Interventions for Promoting Gender Equitable Technology Use in Classrooms
Bravo, Melinda J.; Gilbert, Lucia Albino; Kearney, Lisa K.
Teacher Education Quarterly, v30 n4 p95-109 Fall 2003
In this article, the authors describe two kinds of interventions aimed at changing classroom behavior in technology classrooms to create a more welcoming environment for girls. The educational materials they developed and successfully piloted take the form of carefully structured interactive skits and collaborative group exercises involving the use of technology. The authors' goal was to provide teacher educators with strategies and specific interventions for breaking stereotypes surrounding the use of technology and fostering gender-fair collaboration between girls and boys in the classroom. The next section describes the educational interventions they developed and their use in middle school classrooms this past year. The authors then report on the observations of the teachers who participated in their project and provide comments from students in their classrooms. Finally, they identify several factors teacher educators may wish to consider in applying these kinds of interactive tools.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Sex Fairness, Teacher Developed Materials, Technology Uses in Education, Intervention, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Participant Satisfaction, Multimedia Materials, Interactive Video, Social Psychology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Middle Schools
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