The challenge of gender-bias reform: A case study of teacher trainees in Hong Kong

Victor David Nicolson FORRESTER

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Abstract

This report describes a failed attempt at gender-bias reform among two groups of teacher-trainees of EFL and other subjects in Hong Kong Government schools. The groups are investigated in terms of their demographic background, perceptions of gender-bias in their education, and response to observing gendered classroom interactions. Their classroom observations indicate that urban Asian classroom interactions are gender-biased and that females appear to be both the object and the main perpetrators of such bias. A failed initiative to reform gender-bias reveals such bias to be dynamic, not passive. Copyright © 1997 CUHK English Lanuage Teaching Unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
JournalAsian Journal of English Language Teaching
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Citation

Forrester, V. (1997). The challenge of gender-bias reform: A case study of teacher trainees in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 7, 113-119.

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