Title: The interplay of a biology teacher's beliefs, teaching practices and gender-based student-teacher classroom interaction
Authors: She, HC
Center of Teacher Education
Keywords: teacher's beliefs;teaching practices;gender;student-teacher interactions;middle school biology class
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2000
Abstract: Cross-relationships among a Taiwanese seventh-grade biology teacher's beliefs, practices and classroom interaction with either male or female students were qualitatively and quantitatively analysed. Results show that the teacher's classroom-practices reflect her reaching philosophy, which she described in interviews held before and throughout the class observation period. Gender-based characteristics clearly play an important role in establishing and maintaining differences in interactions between male or female students and their reacher in this particular classroom. Data collected from classroom observations show that the subject teacher's beliefs concerning boy/girl differences in learning style and classroom participation are reinforced or sustained by her behaviour, which includes unequal distribution of direct questions, unbalanced feedback and encouragement, and a lack of restrictive controls on calling out answers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14529
ISSN: 0013-1881
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Begin Page: 100
End Page: 111
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