Gender Bias.docx - Surname1 Name Professor Course Date Gender Bias in the Classroom Seated in the same class getting instructions from the same teacher

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Surname1 Name Professor Course Date Gender Bias in the Classroom. Seated in the same class, getting instructions from the same teacher and reading the same textbooks girls and boys receive totally different educations. It is evident that upon entering school both boys and girls tend to perform equally better in every aspect but upon graduating college they have significantly fallen behind (Raftery 12). Gender bias is one of the contemporary issues which has been overlooked in the classroom with the majority of individuals totally dismissing this issue terming it an issue of the 90s. The paper thus looks into some of the activities which occur in the class showing how this issue is still real in the today's class and how it is having a negative impact on students as well as looking into the solutions for this issue. The typical today's teacher would not want to admit that he or she is gender biased but the reality is they are. This is because in most instances the gender bias tend to be unintentional and is much influenced by the society we live in. Most teachers will admit to the fact that they tend to socialize girls towards a feminine ideal (Raftery 16). They mostly praise girls for being calm, quiet and neat while the boys are encouraged to be active, think independently and always speak up. This makes the girls in the class to concentrate much on being well-liked compared to being independent or
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Surname2 competent. A study by Rafter et al, 2013 suggested that girls rated being well liked to be much important compared to independence whereas boys rated independence and competence as their driving tools in the class (Raftery 18). These findings are true as they reflect the biased environment which many teachers create in the class.
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