Thinking Day

I found this quote interesting:

In grad school my department chair (a man from South Carolina, no less)told us of a classroom experiment he conducted for a semester in which he called on women and men in exactly equal proportions. Despite the fact that he did this by taking turns (calling alternately on men and women), the male students complained in the course evaluations that he called on women “all the time” and clearly favored women.

I’ve often wondered what would happen in a classroom if I did the same thing.

What are your thoughts?

One Response to “Thinking Day”

  1. Jo Says:

    Nice to see male privilege in action, i.e., giving females precisely 50% of turns-at-airtime == favoring women.

    (I would be interested to see how long each participant had, if there was a significant difference in length of turn between men and women.)

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