Duration: 48 minutes
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Gender Equity in the Classroom, hosted by leading education researcher David Sadker,
Ed.D, examines the subtle but potent gender biases in today’s classrooms. Using scripted
classroom scenes to graphically illustrate biased and equitable teaching, the program is a
powerful tool for use in pre-service education classrooms or in professional development
Three scenes focus on a different area of disparity between females and males.
-The interaction between students and teachers.
-The teacher's planning and classroom management.
-Content of the curriculum.
The scenes are then rewritten to show how thoughtful teaching strategies can undo this
bias and promote equity. In between the classroom scenes, Dr. Sadker, a professor of
Education at American University, explains what is biased in each scene and provides
background information and tips on equitable teaching strategies.
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