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Yash Tiwari
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Gender bias can be traced back to the historical background in culture. This would mean that it is embedded into its history, culture, and society. Hence, gender bias has deep roots. Research has shown that the differences in gender bias start very early, even from infancy. They are present in the language that children hear in their households, on television, and from family members and friends, and have a significant impact on the way that males and females are perceived and treated their whole lives. In the classroom, we must help our children think about gender bias and avoid it, but this is not always easy. Gender bias has been around so long that most of us are not even aware that we have any bias at all. It’s worth remembering there are no good reasons for gender biases in classrooms or anywhere else.

Gender identity can be influenced by peers, teachers, books, magazines, and television programs that we grow up watching. Early childhood experiences strongly influence this process. For better or worse, children develop a gender identity over their preschool years. This research paper looks at gender bias in classrooms and how it can be addressed to improve achievement among students. There are several reasons for gender bias in the classroom. Some of them include unequal allocation of facilities, different modes of instruction, avoidance of subject matter that is considered unsuitable for their gender, teachers acting out preconceived roles, etc.

In discussing gender differentiation in schools, it is important to understand that simply changing the way teachers treat different genders does not affect gender equality. Very little research has been done on the subject of how teachers treat student genders differently. Little research that has been done has shown that teachers tend to treat boys and girls differently. The focus of this paper will be on students’ interactions with their peers because peer interaction is the largest factor affecting gender differentiation.

Teachers should be aware of their own gender bias and the treatments they give to male and female students. Unconscious bias is difficult to remove but it is possible by training and self-reflection. They should evaluate themselves and review the videos of their teaching practices with students. And finally, teachers should establish an environment that allows them to accept any kind of gender expression so that any student will not be discriminated against in the classroom. These common classroom practices, demonstrated by both females and males teachers, harm student performance. If there are two groups of students in a class, females and males, for example, a science class, the groups are often given different treatment. Teachers use teaching styles they believe will appeal to either males or females. In addition, in the classroom the students assigned work that is best suited for their particular gender.