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Gender Bias

Gender bias refers to the differential treatment of individuals based on their gender. Such treatment can be negative or positive and is often subtle and executed unwittingly. Although the phrase frequently describes unfair or unequal treatment of women, it can describe differential treatment of men as well. Gender bias is found in many environments and cultures. Men and women are often assigned different obligations within the family structure and receive unequal treatment in the workplace. Gender bias within educational institutions is of particular importance because of the impact such differential treatment has on child development and later life opportunities. Although great strides have been made to reduce gender bias in the classroom, gender stereotypes are still present. Gender bias in socialization, expectations, teacher interactions, and ...

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