GENDER DYNAMICS IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUITY

Pratibha Kumari, Lohar Majra
2018 International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences ISSN(O)   unpublished
In our school system inequities in teacher attention and class participation begin long before a particular student walks into the classroom; however, these patterns can be changed. Classroom dynamics is an area which needs to be researched and worked upon to develop positive and equity based classroom environment which can profit all the students in the course and result in a higher level of intellectual performance. Promoting equity in the classroom does not necessarily mean treating all
more » ... n treating all students equally, however it means giving all students equal opportunities to succeed; it may also mean giving some students more encouragement to perform in class or structuring the class in ways that promote greater participation from a wider number of students Paying closer attention to gender dynamics in the classroom leads to both better teaching and better learning for all students in the classroom. This paper focuses on gender issues prevailing in school system in Haryana (Kurukshetra). The analysis show how factors like classroom dynamics, class room environment, classroom structure, teachers' attitude, student teacher interactions etc create gender biases. This paper suggests for gender equitable school system.
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