CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-II Child-Development & Pedagogy Child Development (Primary School Child)-Gender Revision (Page 2 of 3)

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Gender-bias as a Social Construct

Gender-bias is the belief or a norm of society of one sex being superior to the other. This social scenario has been in existence since ages and generations in India. People consider women as an inferior sex and this bias has affected her life drastically. The law considers women equal to men, but the social disparity from minds of people does not vanish.

Gender-bias in Educational Practice

  • Gender-bias is seen in educational area when teachers or parents assume something about the talent, potential, capability or preference about a particular gender. Like, boys are expected to have more practical aspect, have rude behavior, expected to have sense of entrepreneurship, less social while girls are assumed to have great communication and social skills and also excel in different arts. Hence, as per this expectance of qualities, the teaching behavior changes. Quiet and studi

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Effects of Gender-bias

  • As it becomes a social construct, the girls and boys are also naturally affected by it. Girls think that their success in subjects as mathematics and science is due to their perseverance and boys give credit to their talent and advantage of being in that gender.
  • Also the behaviors of teachers have an influence on minds of boys and girls. If girls are being asked easier questions than boys, or teachers consider it unnecessary to solve doubts posed by girls or they give less attention

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