Read Chapter 2 of our text regarding gender roles. Educational psychology provides teachers with an understanding of how boys and girls are wired differently, although it is cautioned not to make any generalizations because these differences are not always exhibited. It is also important for us to examine our own preconceived judgments about particular gender roles because we could unknowingly influence our students into stereotypical gender roles.
Explain a time when you might have either felt or observed gender stereotyping. Use the text to support your response.
- How did it make you feel?
- How have gender schemas influenced your role in society?
- How will you as a teacher ensure that you are not adhering to gender roles and stereotyping in your own classroom?