Re: Gender Equity

Barbara J Tavares (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 08:40:14 -1000

another element that probably affects student evaluations is whether or
not the subject matter is traditionally limited to one gender, such as
home economics (now called consumer and family science) or electroncs. I
suspect, but have no research to back it up, that men teaching electronics
and women teaching consumer and family science are less experienced with
the non-traditional gender as students as well as peers. (this is a
result of going through school with ame gender classmates and teachers,
themselves). Therefore, I would speculate that a non-traditional student
in a gender imbalanced class would be more likely to have an experience
that is on one extreme or the other.

Barbara Tavares
University of Hawaii

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