Artigo – Pedagogy n. (also Paedagogy 1583, O.E.D) – masculine, feminine or neuter?
Posted by Alberto Costa em 1 Dezembro, 2006
Teacher’s perceptions and thoughts on gender reflect on their teaching decisions and actions. This can be observed both in the classroom and in collective school policies. Some teachers and schools acknowledge differences associated with gender and strive to cater for those differences, others adopt a gender-blind stance and strive to “treat them all the same”, yet others regard differences as essentially individual and try to match their pedagogy to each child’s need irrespective of gender. Pupils may have a different view about gender differences and the initiatives provided to address them. This paper contributes to our understanding of teachers’ perceptions of, and decisions about, gender by exploring ways in which teachers in 7 secondary schools in West Sussex accommodate, or choose not to accommodate, gender as a component affecting their own pedagogic actions (author abstract).