Inside Higher Education takes a look at a recent study about the effect of efacutly gender on student success. The bottom line: there is little or no effect
(via Chad Orzel)
The research also found no important influence from the so-called “role model effect,” which measures whether a same-sex instructor would motivate a student to take a subsequent course in his or her field.
“We were more surprised with these findings than we would have been if the results showed that gender had a large effect in the classroom,” Oreopoulos said. “There’s a lot of interest in these topics, but we just didn’t find much correlation.”
Tags: gender, teaching