Again: gender and cultural bias exists against teachers at university level

From experience to meaning...

I would like to say that this study is something new, but sadly enough: it isn’t. We’ve seen this over and over again in other studies: students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts. Now it has been shown to be the case in Australia.

From the press release:

The study, published today in PLOS ONE, examined almost 525,000 individual student experience surveys from UNSW Sydney students from 2010-2016 across five faculties. It is the first study to examine the interaction between gender and cultural bias.

“These results have enormous flow-on effects for society, beyond education, as over 40% of the Australian population now go to university, and graduates may carry these biases with them into the workforce,” said Associate Professor Yanan Fan, lead author on the study and statistician from UNSW Science.

The study showed that in Business and Science, a male…

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