Gender Bias As An Expert From Their Book Failing At Fairness : How Our Schools Cheat Girls

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Females are being shortchanged when it comes to education. That is according to the article “Hidden Lessons” (Sadker 54-56). By “cherry picking” evidence the authors’ attempts to prove gender bias is being practiced in the class room. The claim of teachers generating specific male friendly behaviors are hurting female’s self-esteem, learning capabilities, and even career options. Explanations as to why there is lower self- esteem in female students, due to educators behavior is vague. Proving gender behavior in the classroom would convincing if the authors had included critical details, for example the ratio of males to females being observed is missing. The eye witnesses took place in ethnically diverse environments and at all levels of socioeconomic status. Little data was provided to connect these key pieces of the main concept. Myra and David Sadker, are experts in the field of education and sexism in schools, published the opinionated article “Hidden Lessons” as an expert from their book Failing at Fairness: How Our Schools Cheat Girls (1994). The research describes subtle way gender bias is woven into the classroom. Males seem to monopolize teacher time and attention, this might explain one of the reasons why girls shy away from male-dominated fields of study, but it does not prove this type of behavior will affects female’s choice of study in education or career fields chosen later in life. While trying to persuade teachers and parents that educators

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