CT 567

Gender, Technology and Education

 

Projects

 

Keep a log of the following projects:

 

Project #1:

 

Throughout the course, keep a log of the commercials you see on television. Observe them closely and make a note of the following:

·        The product being advertised

·        Number of times men vs. women are pictured

·        The role of the men and women portrayed in the ad

·        The dress of the men and women

·        The unspoken messages about men and women

 

 

Project #2:

 

Look through a couple issues of a popular children’s / young person’s magazine (For example – Highlights, Turtle, Spider, Ladybug, Nickelodeon, Disney, Seventeen, YM, Sassy, MH-18,  and the following…….

 

 

As you scan the magazines, make a note of the following:

 

 

·        The roles of girls and boys / men and women in the feature articles and stories

·        The number of times girls and boys / men and women  are portrayed

·        The focus of the advertisements in the magazine

·        What are the (spoken and unspoken) messages that the magazine gives you about being male or female?

 

 

Project #3:

 

During the course of the trimester watch one children’s or young people’s popular movie or video and note the following:

 

·        The gender of the central character

·        The role of the girls and boys / men and women portrayed in the film

·        The dress of the men and women

·        The spoken and unspoken messages about being male or female

 

 

Project #4:

 

Choose a project from the Gender Equity workbook (or create one of your own) and perform gender equity research with your class or co-workers.

 

Project #5:

 

Observe another teacher or have someone observe you and have them note the following (NOTE: Feel free to use the forms on pages 55-60):

 

·        Number of times girls and boys are called on

·        Number of times girls and boys are praised

·        Level of difficulty of questions for girls and boys

·        Eye contact with boys and girls

·        Body position with girls and boys

·        Language, tone with girls and boys

·        How girls and boys are disciplined