Skip to content
May 3, 2018 / C H Thompson

Gender and pupil/teacher interaction


  • Michael Barber (1996) found boys tend to over-estimate their ability, with GCSE results showing the opposite to be true
  • Michelle Stanworth (1983) found boys dominated classroom interaction, pushing girls to the margins which lowered their self-confidence and made them feel less valued, hence girls underestimating their ability
  • Dale Spender (1982) found teachers gave priority to boys giving the impression what girls said was less important
  • Howe (1997) identified the different ways teachers interact with boys and girls – such differences in interaction emerge very early, even in preschool.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: