Teachers' Gender Stereotypes as Determinants of Teacher Perceptions in Elementary School Mathematics

  title={Teachers' Gender Stereotypes as Determinants of Teacher Perceptions in Elementary School Mathematics},
  author={Joachim Tiedemann},
  journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics},
This study analyzes the hypothesized biasing effect of teachers' gender stereotypes on their impressions of their students' competence and effort in mathematics. 48 teachers participated in the study and responded to the questionnaires concerning perceptions of about 300 of their third and fourth grade students. In general, teacher perceptions were consistent with stereotypes of gender differences: Boys have more developmental resources in mathematics. Furthermore, this bias in teacher… 
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