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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 270 - Gender and Education

Gender plays a significant but not always obvious role in the lives of individual students, teachers, and policymakers in American education. Examining both P-12 schools and colleges, this course explores schools as sites for learning and teaching about gender, and as gendered workplaces for teachers and administrators. We explore ways that gender and gender identities affect students’ school experience, both in school culture and in the curriculum (direct instruction and “hidden curriculum”); gender differences in achievement and educational choices; curricular efforts to challenge gender assumptions; ways that teachers enact, construct, and challenge the gendered nature of education; and teaching as a gendered profession. We also investigate Wheaton College as a gendered setting. This course is cross listed with WGS 270.

Credits 1

Cross listed with WGS 270

Social Sciences

CONX20008, CONX23004

Social Sciences

Compass Attributes
Social Science, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars