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Do Teachers Want Girls to Learn More? A Nine Shift Post

Fri, Nov 01,2013 @ 12:30 PM
by William Draves |
Nine Shift Post

Do teachers want girls to learn more?  

This is the first time teaching Gender in the Classroom  I have gotten the impression from my teachers that they do not want their girls to learn more. We know teachers don't want their boys to succeed more, but not wanting their girls to learn more is new.

Girls get good grades just for sitting in the chair and turning work in on time. It now seems teachers are just fine with that.

Changes are coming as the College Learning Assessment (CLA) exposes GPA as the false measurement it is. But it would help if teachers wanted their girls to learn more too. 

This post was written by William A. Draves, who authored "Nine Shift: Work, Life, and Education in the 21st Century" with Julie Coates. Their latest book is "Pedagogy of the 21st Century." This post originally appeared on the Nine Shift blog. 

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