Sex roles and computer use: a study of equity in the classroom.

by Betsy McKelvey

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  Using government secondary school English language textbooks from Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, we conducted a quantitative content analysis in order to identify gender stereotypes in school education. In total, 21 categories of exclusion and quality of representation were used to study gender stereotypes. Our analysis confirms a pro-male bias in textbooks: the . Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom is aimed particularly at primary teachers and student teachers although the research will be of interest to academics and undergraduate students. Excerpt The relationship between educational 'research' and 'practice' has gained everincreasing prominence within the world of education policy, and is the. Most common outdated sex-role stereotypes; How does gay marriage influence straight marriage? Explain the role of sexuality in sex-role stereotyping; Role of media in breaking sex-role stereotypes; Discuss the dual approach to equality between men and women; Are women better than men or are they equal? Sex-role stereotypes at a workplace. Case 3. Computer equity strategies, across the United States, (Sanders & Stone, ). In this study, large gender differences emerged, favoring males, in voluntary computer use among junior high school students but were decreased by special strategies: Girls' use increased and boys' use stayed the .

When students create videos using green screen backgrounds, they can make their thinking visible and explore beyond classroom walls. A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or. Boldizar () reported gender-role identity data for a more recent cohort of children and adolescents in the United States in her paper outlining a derivation of the Bem Sex Role Inventory for use with children (Children’s Sex Role Inventory). In her cross-sectional data, she found that on average, boys were consistently higher than girls.   Johnson’s book Computer Ethics was the first major textbook in the field, and it quickly became the primary text used in computer ethics courses offered at universities in English-speaking countries. For more than a decade, her textbook set the computer ethics research agenda on topics, such as ownership of software and intellectual property. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

Educator Gail Thompson has written numerous books, including the book Up Where We Belong, on the challenges faced by what she calls “America’s stepchildren” — black, Latino, Southeast Asian, Native American, and white, low-income ctor talked with Thompson about what teachers can do to improve their own practice.. 1. Be honest with yourself. Lockheed, ME A study of sex equity in classroom interaction: Final report to NIE Princeton, NJ Educational Testing Service Google Scholar Lockheed, ME Berger, J, Zelditch, M Sex and social influence: A meta-analysis guided by theory Status attributions and rewards a San Francisco Jossey-Bass StudyMoose™ is the largest knowledge base in with thousands of free essays online for college and high school Find essays by subject topics Get fresh essay ideas and an A+ grade with our professional writers. Try FREE now!

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The philosophy of Sex Roles is about striving to make the manuscript review process as instructive, clear, and helpful to authors as possible. We ask reviewers for Sex Roles to keep this philosophy in mind when writing comments to the authors of submitted manuscripts.

Read here for some guidelines to keep in mind when you write your review. Computers and Classroom Culture explores the meaning of computer technology for our schools.

In clear and direct prose, Janet Schofield examines ways that computer use is shaped by the social context in which it occurs and how attitudinal and organizational barriers obstruct it.

Gender roles are cultural and personal. They determine how males and females should think, speak, dress, and interact within the context of society. Learning plays a role in this process of shaping gender roles. These gender schemas are deeply embedded cognitive frameworks regarding what defines masculine and feminine.

Sex differences in education are a type of sex discrimination in the education system affecting both men and women during and after their educational experiences.

Men are more likely to be literate on a global average, although women are more prevalent at reading in some countries. Men and women find themselves having gender differences when attaining their educational goals. Despite current debates on gender equality, computer use seems to remain a heavily gendered space.

Several international studies still point out significant gender differences in students’ computer use at home and at school as well as in their beliefs about gender, technology, and computer learning (for a review see Volman & van Eck, ).

more prominent leadership roles that leverage their existing skillsets to lead their peers in pedagogically driven classroom technology use. Yet we also see library positions cut back in other districts as a cost saving measure and the under utilization of classroom teachers as leaders of digital change.

Here are some ideas for improving gender equity in your classroom. Please add any strategies you’ve used in the comments section below.

If you find more male authors, scientists, and mathematicians featured in the textbook you use, do your own research and add more notable women to the mix.

Use wait/think time deliberately. single-sex classes as a way of promoting gender equity in some contexts (see section three). The assessment of the net impact of single-sex schooling is far from straightforward. Strategies for Fostering Gender Equity in the Classroom Using case study scenarios in multiple choice and short answer questions can also help students to apply theoretical concepts to actual life experiences and deepen critical thinking skills.

and West, C. Sex roles, interruptions, and silences in conversation. In Thorne. labeling someone a man or a woman is a social decision. We may use scientific knowledge to help us make the decision, but only our beliefs about gender – not science – can define our sex.

Furthermore, our beliefs about gender affect what kinds of knowledge scientists produce about sex. number of occupational roles than those portrayed in the books used.

Thus, the purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to reexamine young children's gender attitudes and think-ing regarding occupational roles, and (2) to assess whether the classroom reading of selected children's books and planned book-related activities would posi.

This study examined teacher selection and use of picture books that challenge the traditional gender role stereotypes and that portray characters in gender nonconforming ways.

Using a modified Bem Sex Role Inventory Model with definitions utilized in a gender study by Evans and Davies (), a total of 20 masculine and feminine traits were selected for this study (Table 1). All songs in both texts (N=53) were analyzed for occurrences of these traits as exhibited by the main character(s) in the lyrics.

As a further study, it could be a good idea to conduct a similar study after a course which aims to familiarize students with these tools.

In the study, the participants of the course could be asked to choose the best items that describe them in the scale both at the beginning and at the end of the course in order to see whether there are any. Each story celebrates individuality, encourages diversity, and challenges stereotypes in a joyful, positive way.

One story, for example, retells the Greek legend of Atalanta about babies who use gender stereotypes to try to discover which is a boy and which a girl.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Think outside of gender roles. Changing roles of men and women: educating for equity in the workplace. based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The reinforcement of gender roles is also embedded in textbooks and curricula. Often the contribution of women in history and science remains unnoticed, and language is gender-biased (Bailey, ).

The late 20th century was marked by a tremendous revision of traditional gender roles, which affected home, workplace and school.

This book concentrates on the experiences of female works living in Seattle, Detroit, and Baltimore during World War II. Anderson chose these three cities because they were boomtowns in different regions of the country that faced similar problems.

Anderson argues that traditional values and sex roles remained extremely strong during the s: 1. Fetler, M Sex differences on the California statewide assessment of computer literacy Sex Roles /4 Google Scholar | Crossref | ISI Fish, MC, Gross, AL, Sanders, JS The effect of equity strategies on girls’ computer usage in school Computers in Human Behavior 2   There is a built-in way to handle this challenge that all teachers use.

It’s called differentiation—meaning to put as many ways of learning into a lesson as you can. So when I teach ionic compounds, I have the kids take notes, read a few paragraphs, use buttons to simulate how electrons move, use a computer simulation if I can get access to.

The Internet Archive offers o, freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free account.

Borrow a Book Books on Internet Archive are offered in many formats, including DAISY. This book presents 93 essays that offer guidance, reassurance, and commentary on the many activities leading up to and surrounding classroom instruction in first-year composition.

Essays in the book are written by instructors who teach in community colleges, liberal arts colleges, state university systems, and research institutions. 71% use email, and 78% try to make an effort to learn how to use the computer.

Despite the limited use of computers by teachers in their teaching, many agree that the computer has changed the way students learn. And 24% of teachers have received some form of training in the use. connection between my case study and the related literature.

My search of the related literature highlighted three groups of individuals: (a) the teacher with his or her roles in the classroom, (b) the students and their roles as learners, and (c) the community of scholars who conducted research on learning contracts.

Corpus ID: SEX ROLE SOCIALIZATION IN PICTURE BOOKS: AN UPDATE @inproceedings{WilliamsSEXRS, title={SEX ROLE SOCIALIZATION IN PICTURE BOOKS: AN UPDATE}, author={John Allen Williams and JoEtta A. Vernon and Martha C. Williams and Karen Malecha}, year={} }. Sex, dating, relationship and violence support RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service.

Online chat or call them on This service is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Computer Science/ Engineering Talks Comics in the Classroom with In the second installment of our interview series leading up to this Saturday's Free Comic Book Day,   With degrees in law, public administration and computer science, I’ve always had a passion for equity.

My efforts to tackle educational inequity are particularly personal. This module, intended for use either as part of a self-study program or in a workshop, is designed to aid secondary school physical education teachers to identify effects of sex-role stereotyping on girls, boys, men, and women and to recognize examples of sex-role stereotyping in three areas of physical education: achievement, self-esteem, and.

Introduction. The question of how gender differences arise is a central topic in psychology. Experts agree that nature (i.e., biology) and nurture (i.e., environment) act together in reciprocally causal, interactive ways to produce gender differences.

1 The experiences afforded to girls and boys within schools are known to affect gender differentiation both directly, by providing differential. In this program, students are given the responsibility of caring for a “baby” for an extended period of time.

This is a newborn infant and the computer program that goes with it makes it “cry” at regular intervals. The computer will alert the instructor if the baby has been mistreated or neglected.Equity Assistance Center for Research and Evaluation at Montclair State University.

The research library emphasizes materials on issues pertaining to gender equity and disseminates this recent research through a series of bulletins.

Recent bulletins have highlighted research in the areas of sex role stereotyping and sexual harassment.The objective of this study was to begin to examine middle school classrooms for examples of either gender equity or gender bias.

Data were collected by visiting 80 classes in 10 middle schools in central Connecticut. Classes observed included 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes in social studies, mathematics, science, language arts, foreign language, health, and an assortment of electives.