Gender and Education (Among the Periodicals)
Childhood Education 2009, Fall, 86, 1
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Issues related to gender continue to be a major challenge for educators in the 21st century. The problems connected to gender cut across a wide range of topics, from the salience of single-sex classrooms or schools to gender inequity related to remuneration in higher education. The following articles represent a wide range of educational challenges about gender and were jointly reviewed by me and my colleagues, Maxie Kohler and Lois M. Christensen.--JA 18 WAYS FOR FACULTY TO PROMOTE EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM. Lufkin, M., Techniques, 2009, 84(3), 24-26. According to Mimi Lufkin, teachers can attend to multiple details that encourage gender equity in education. In this article, Lufkin, who is CEO of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, focuses on 18 practical and specific recommendations that were designed to help teachers examine their biases and make changes. Several of her suggestions are thought-provoking. For example, Lufkin's notions concerning the grouping of males and females go against the recent trend of having same-sex classrooms or single-sex schools. She suggests, "Do not group students by gender, since such groupings often imply that females are not as qualified as males. Do not group people by gender in order to have each gender compete with the other" (p. 25). She even goes as far as to say that "in most instances, grouping students by gender violates Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education" (p. 26).
- Category: Education
- Published: 22 September 2009
- Publisher: Association for Childhood Education International
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 9 Pages
- Language: English