The Affects of Teacher Gender on Student Gender Development and Learning
By: Brooke McKean
George Mason University
"Simply put, girls have better educational outcomes when taught by women, and boys are better off when taught by men."
"Learning has the potential to relate to the scientific ideas they are taught in schools, either directly (in which case there might be conflicts with ideas prevailing in their local ethnic groups and communities), or indirectly through the influences of role models and expectations that are sometimes held differently for boys and girls."
- T.G.K. Byyce and E.J. Blown
"Different interaction structures will impact the kind of gendered self the child constructs and children who are provided with roles that balance opportunities and power relationships can construct the full potential of gender”
Suggestions For Teachers:
- Leave gender stereotypes at the door.
-Know your students and their learning styles.
-Respect different cultural gender roles.
-Be sensitive to opposite gender students.