Investigating Conflation of Sex and Gender Language in Student Writing About Genetics

@article{Stuhlsatz2020InvestigatingCO,
  title={Investigating Conflation of Sex and Gender Language in Student Writing About Genetics},
  author={Molly A. M. Stuhlsatz and Zo{\"e} E. Buck Bracey and Brian M. Donovan},
  journal={Science Education},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={1-28}
}
Conflation of sex and gender is implicated in the development of essentialist thinking, which has been linked to the justification of systems of prejudice in modern society. This exploratory study presents findings from a person randomized control trial conducted with 460 students in 8th–10th grade that investigated the extent to which students conflate sex and gender in their writing about genetics. Students were randomly assigned to one of three short readings that either (1) explained the… 

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