Thursday, June 21, 2007

Effect of Faculty Gender on Student Performance

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

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.”

(via Chad Orzel)

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Peggy K said...

Editor's note: It pretty much goes without saying that this is not an appropriate place to advertise Playboy and Penthouse.