Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Sex discrimination--Prevention--Study and teaching (Elementary);
This research review discusses the importance of teaching in a gender equitable manner. It examines the negative interactions teachers have with their students, many times without being aware of it. The effects of each of these negative teacher behaviors are explained and practical strategies and interventions are suggested to reduce the negative interactions.
Many of these strategies can be teacher directed, but strategies involving students, colleagues, and parents are also presented. The interventions are beneficial not only to female students but to male students as well. The Gender Expectations and Student Achievement (GESA) teacher training program is discussed and many teacher training handbooks dealing with gender equity are mentioned. Finally, the review offers insight into the implementation of the strategies in the author's personal practice.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary J. Selke
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©1997 Amy Elizabeth Roberts
Roberts, Amy Elizabeth, "Promoting gender equity in the elementary learning environment" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1417.