1. How might looking at behaviors in context reduce gender stereotyping? ∙
2.What evidence is there of gender bias in the classroom? What progress have schools made in reducing bias?
3. From your own K–12 education, come up with at least one instance in which your school or teacher favored either boys or girls. As a teacher, how would you try to correct that gender bias?
Which teacher’s practice best exemplifies the concept of culturally relevant education?
a. Mr. Lincoln, who does not allow any discussion of race or ethnicity in his class, deeming it irrelevant to his students’ education
b. Mr. Peters, who has differing expectations of his students based on gender, ethnicity, and SES
c. Mr. Welch, who displays favoritism to members of ethnic minority groups
d. Mr. Patterson, who recognizes that he comes from a different background from his students but spends time in the community to better understand their culture