Skip to comments.Eliminating feminist teacher bias erases boys' falling grades, study finds
Posted on 01/19/2013 2:21:14 PM PST by huldah1776
... After fifth grade, he found, student assessment becomes a matter of a teachers subjective assessment of the students performance, and is further removed from the guidance of objective test results. Teachers, he says, tend to assess students on non-cognitive, socio-emotional skills. This has had a significant impact on boys later achievement because, while objective test scores are important, it is teacher-assigned grades that determine a childs future with class placement, high school graduation and college admissibility.
Eliminating the factor of non-cognitive skills
almost eliminates the estimated gender gap in reading grades, Cornwell found. He said he found it surprising that although boys out-perform girls on math and science test scores, girls out-perform boys on teacher-assigned grades....
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Had a female teacher in 5th grade who was going thru a divorce at the time. Her treatment of the boys in her class made it quite clear that she was not overly fond of the male gender.
My sons experience this with a teacher who hated children, especially boys. My wife stood outside the classroom when the teacher didn’t know she was there. She heard the teacher screaming at the children as though they were dogs. They eventually transferred her to teach in junior high, where she is still a bitch.
Beware of male teachers that like boys too much. Most teachers are liberals including the queer ones.
A good reason put men back into teaching school.
Boys do better without lady teachers. This is news?
I encountered this decades ago, particularly with nuns in Catholic middle school. It’s nothing new.
Just another example of political correctness and a different form of affirmative action (different from race based).
Just about every change that has been made in education since the 1960s has served to do nothing but screw things up and dumb down education for everyone. Bigots and fools in charge.
This isn’t something new - I experienced a problem with female teachers way back in 1947. Some of them just didn’t like little boys at all - very apparent.
I went to grade school 50 years ago. It was a different world then. They actually taught then.
Interesting article. This is should have been placed under news, though.
It is very interesting. I recently took a seminar about how boys do learn differently than girls. For the most part, girls can sit there and listen to an hour long lecture and get the information needed to pass a test afterward. Boys on the other hand actually need a short lecture, a hands on activity, a break that allows them to get up and move around, and a graphic organizer in which they can manipulate to get a better understanding of the topic.
I teach at an all-boys high school where we have an intenstive block schedule - we see our students daily for 85 minutes for a total of 4 classes per day. I allow them to stand in the back of the room to take notes, we go for walks around the football field about half way through the class, I use brain based thinking puzzles as a break as well. I use case studies and make up workbook activities to do in class as well. I also make heavy use of movies that can be directly related to the curriculum. I have noticed a huge difference in their learning. Last year I worried about two dozen F’s where as this year I had nothing less than a C in all thre classes.
I am also thinking that a regular high school should consider single sex classrooms even on a co-ed campus - we actually have a private high school in the area that does this with a ton of success.
Ed school majors to a significant degree are gullible, easliy led, generally ignorant cannon fodder for the leftwing operatives who run said schools. They tend not to be very smart, and are quite suggestible.
Parents have a MUCH more profound influence on children than teachers do.
Send them to public school if you must, but when they get home YOU contribute to their education. Don't leave it to the politically correct schools to do it all.
I remember when they were 3-4 going through the star, car, bar, tar etc english words. And when we were sitting outside the store while mom was shopping going through the whole farmer buys seed, grows crops, buys gas, brings to store, store sells, makes profit, pays employees who shop and spread money around etc. They got tired of me lecturing them every chance I got but they absorbed it so I didn't care if they got tired of it or not.
Through their high school years it was trivial pursuit cards at our dinner table. I read the questions on the cards and gave them a chance to answer then gave them a short lecture on each one. It forced them to use their gray matter and made their minds more flexible. We had a couple of decks and borrowed 2-3 more decks from relatives. They whined about that too. But intelligence is comprised of two components just like a computer. There's a structural component that we're born with and can't do much about, and there's a data component that we can DEFINITELY do something about.
That’s most interesting! I’m glad to hear that such schools exist - outside of the elite private schools available only to the super-wealthy.
People like you are saving a few from the mental retardation designed into our public school system.
You got it. Think about it. Teachers expect boys to sit still for 7-8 hours while they drone on about various subjects. I'll admit to daydreaming my way all the way through grade school.... unless it was a reading assignment...which I loved (I read many of the books in the school library). But otherwise school was just too boring. I've talked to a lot my buddies, and they pretty much said the same thing. How can you pay attention to some teacher droning on when you can look out the window...the weather's warm, the birds are singing, and you want to be out there with them. It is the average boys nature when they're young to be moving around and not chained to a desk for any period of time.
We had to have ours tested — then we got to rub his scores in the snotty principal’s nose! Got whiplash from her rapid attitudinal turnaround... and she skipped him a grade.
yes, real men.//not poofsters or perverts.
Well, that's not always the answer. One of my male family members and a neighbor boy were treated horribly by bully male teachers when they were in middle and high school. The term "scarred for life" is not an exaggeration.
The answer is not to let your kids go to government schools, which just seems to attract liberals with power needs. Kids are easy, vulnerable targets.
And after they have been teaching awhile, they turn into truculent tyrants in their families, holding their children as ransom from aunts, uncles and grandparents and making all their in-laws jump through hoops as they attempt to "organize" all family get-togethers with their husbands' relatives. We have three of them in our family. Most of us stay in our own homes for holidays now that Mom has died rather than put up with their gimlet-eyed criticisms of everything we hold dear.
I went to grade school 75 years ago. They were all old maids, poor dears. They worked hard and taught us well. They loved us , the boys and the girls. Iam sad they could not find husbands during the depression, because the men could not find work.
Yep. It’s not just feminist teachers driving boy students down. It’s feminist moms.
Hard-charging feminist careerist moms are giving their sons short shrift. With no full-time mom at home to push and encourage them, adolescent boys grow up as alienated slackers. The daughters, by contrast, are taught to do their homework and become independent women who don’t need men.
It’s the prescription for disaster. America has a lot of shacked-up young people who delay marriage, divorce frequently, and have only a few lonely kids.
Given the time frame, it's also possible that many of those women might have had boyfriends or fiances who had died in the First World War, and they never found someone else.
I have a lot of problems with this article. For one thing, it’s really vague. What the heck is it about? Some examples would help.
But my main problem is that it is one a pro-life website.
My hope is for as many people as possible to become pro-life, that it won’t be seen as just a Christian issue or conservative issue but a human rights issue. When a leading pro-life group or site starts going off-mission it can turn off would-be pro-lifers.
There are parents who push their kids to excel in sports to get scholarships, so they don't have enough time for their studies. These kids may play on college teams, dreaming of being a professional, then when they're injured simply don't know what to do with themselves. Or the parents push their kids so hard in high school that the kids get into the good college their parents wanted, and just slack off because they've reached their goal.
Our son once told us he appreciated the fact that we DIDN'T nag him about doing well in school all the time. He had friends in college who hardly spoke to their parents anymore, because they were finally free of the haranguing. That was very sad to hear. We didn't have to harangue our son, because he had a very strong internal drive, and still does, as an attorney who wants to be a judge, someday.
Good for your son. Sounds like he’s doing well.
But I have trouble believing that most children are pushed too hard to succeed. They are usually not pushed hard enough, and they are overconfident about their abilities because they never had the proper parenting to give them the right sense of perspective. Studies say that American children think they do quite well in studies and yet they are in fact well behind kids overseas in stuff like math and science.
A mom at home is the best encourager of a son — loving, prodding, showing him how a successful man will be attractive to women. She does not have to nag, just be there. She should be there when he comes home after school, and welcome him with genuine love and enthusiasm, as only a mother can. Then he will be less likely to seek solace in sex or video games (or worse). He will be less inclined to hang out with bad apples and wild latch-key kids who complain that their parents push them too hard so let’s go smoke some weed.
Nope, I don’t think most kids are pushed too hard to succeed.
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I think it depends more on the subject material being taught as well as the age of the student.
This is high quality involved parenting. Thank you. There are to many people/ parents that don’t realize that parents MUST be involved if they want a good outcome.
Their children's futures for the next 10,000 generations are at stake, but they can't see that apparently.