scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,068
Gender stereotyping in schools does it exist According to Sarah Delamont 1980 It is in the classroom and the playground that girls learn to be girls and boys learn to be boys p2 of editors intro This is in relation to gender stereotyping in schools roles that have been assigned to males and females and are constrained by societys expectations of them This essay will look at the various types of gender differences and stereotyping and will assess how they can be minimised within the school environment Gender differences have been examined in domains personality physical occupational and cognitive Personality traits of males masculine traits include aggressive competitive dominant independent rough and self-confident whereas the personality traits of females feminine are said to be emotional gentle kind passive needs approval and cries easily These differences coincide with gender stereotypes and the way society views the different genders Vialle Lysaght Verenikina 2000 p155 The way in which these are stereotyped in schools is demonstrated by the manner in which the teacher handles behaviour from both sexes Little girls had to stay close behind the teacher to get any attention while boys did not Delamont 1980 p30 Studies have shown teachers spend more time with the boys in the classroom than with the girls This may be due to disruptions by the boys although the teacher is often unaware of the amount of time spent with boys over girls Spencer 1982 cited Porter 1986 p71 argues that when their the teacher being studied next lesson is taped it is often found that over two thirds of their time was spent with the boys who comprised less than half the class In the physical domain men are seen as more active in sport and stronger than women This could be attributed to the obvious stereotype of gender difference due to men being taller and stronger than women Physical maturation is another notable difference which is
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA