Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013Equity Vs. Equality The “Shoes Experiment” 2
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013 Equity Vs. Equality • All Learners, with no distinction, have access to the same resources. • Learners spend the same amount of time at school. • Teachers employ the same methods and approaches inSchool teaching male and female students. “A” • The number of girls equals the number of boys in all classes. • All students are treated the same way and are subject to the same rewards/punishments. 3
Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013 • There is a special interest in Multiple Intelligences. • Subjects are taught in a variety of ways.School • Teachers vary their activities because boys and girls learn “B” differently. • Teachers use gender-neutral language. • Learning is personalized. 4
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013Instances Of Gender Inequity In Education. Sexist language in the classroom. Teaching different sexes in the same way. More girls drop out of schools (Just because they’re girls). 6
Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013Why Does Inequity Still Prevail? Boys and girls learn differently Socio- Teacher Inequity training economic factors Governmental policies: Infrastructures 7
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013Boys and Girls learn differently Girls tend to prefer cooperation instead of competition. They work with others and build on others ideas. Girls seems to value understanding over grades. Girls thrive in cooperative learning situations. Girls tend to wait longer before answering a question. They spend more time thinking about an answer and how they want to respond before raising their hand. 8
Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013 Teachers are more likely to engage boys in conversation in the classroom. Teachers are more likely to ask boys higher level questions than girls. When disciplined, boys are treated more harshly than girls. Women typically aren’t encouraged by their families and the community. Stereotypes about girls and boys in schools are well known and believed by many. 9
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013Socio-economic factorsThe classroom is a mirror of society:Stereotypes and prejudices Girls are bad at math Men Can’t be nurses Girls WILL end up as housewives. “Papa lit le journal” and “ Maman prépare le Couscous” 10
Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013Teacher Training Integrating Educational Equity courses in pre-service and in-service trainings. Conferencing on the issue. 11
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013REAL INEQUITY Our students DIE on their way to school. 12
Abdelmjid Seghir (email@example.com) 01/02/2013Suggestions for Teachers: Allow wait time. Give encouragement. Monitor interruptions. Monitor student interactions. Pay attention to your students’ different needs , learning styles and Multiple Intelligences. Be creative Use gender-neutral language. Avoid stereotypes. 13
Abdelmjid Seghir (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01/02/2013References Stefanelli, R. “Gender Equity : Is there Gender Equity in your classroom?” Henes, R. “Creating Gender Equity In Your Teaching.” (1994) Hill, J. “Equity Vs. Equality?” http://crookedtimber.org/2009/05/05/more-on-equity- and-equality-in-education/ http://crookedtimber.org/2009/03/31/educational- equity-and-educational-equality/ http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference -between-equity-and-equality/ 15
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