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ERIC Number: EJ903464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
A Gender Lens on Pedagogical Choice in Academia: Revisiting Hartlaub and Lancaster's Study on Teaching Methodologies
Wigfall, Patricia Moss; Hall, Paula Quick
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n2 2010
This paper focuses on the role of gender in faculty choice of teaching methodologies at colleges and universities in North Carolina. We replicate research conducted by Hartlaub and Lancaster who examined pedagogical preference among a national sample of political science instructors. In revisiting that inquiry, published in 2008, we have explored the applicability of their finding that gender had some influence on pedagogical choice. As we compare the sample of North Carolina colleges and universities with those in the nationally representative sample, we also look at the similarity of other findings, as well as disparities, that we think relevant to our study. By broadening the Hartlaub-Lancaster national sample to include faculty who teach public administration, public policy and research methods, we specifically look to see if gender-related associations, which were revealed in the national study can be generalized to faculty in other disciplines and of smaller geographical areas. While we employ the Hartlaub-Lancaster survey, we condense the number of questions in the survey to reduce the completion time in which we thought most respondents would readily accept. Information that is provided by excluded questions, however, is not lost, as we will be able to extrapolate information needed for future research from the emailed responses of participants. We detail the excluded survey questions in the section, "The 2008 and 2010 Studies." (Contains 6 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina