In this chapter you learned about the basic functions of education as well as the ways in which schools socialize children. Classroom teachers, who are usually a child's first authority figure outside the family, have a unique and important role in socializing children. Sometimes, teachers affect children unintentionally, and even well-meaning teachers unconsciously transmit sexist expectations of how male and female students should behave. In this activity you will take a closer look at the causes and consequences of sexism in schools.
Destination Title: The Tutor: Graduate Teacher Program Newsletter
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Start at the article on Sexism in the Classroom featured by the Tutor.
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Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.