Re: Gender Equity

Shawn MacDonald (smacdona@NTCC1.NT.CC.MN.US)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 14:15:15 CST

> 1. Male and female professors may have teaching styles that appeal
> more to students of the same gender.
> 2. Gender stereo-typic qualities play a role in the evaluation of
> college professors.

I would cerainly go more with the second option than the first.
However in the first part of what you would be dealing with is the
stereotyping of teaching styles. My personal hunch is that many
students expect their female teachers to be "easier" than their male
teachers, perhaps only because most of the teachers they had in those
early "easy" years of school were female.
Shawn MacDonald, Director of the Women's Center, Equity Coordinator
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
1-800-959-6282 or (218) 938-4505

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