Montag, Juni 23, 2008

Feministische Pädagogin: "Frauen sollten öfter mal den Mund halten"

Moment: War "Frauen sollten öfter mal den Mund halten" nicht genau jener Satz aus einem Eva-Herman-Interview, der zur BILD-Schlagzeile mutierte und damit die Hetzjagd erstmals in Fahrt brachte? Drolligerweise fordert eine feministische Pädagogin jetzt genau dasselbe – solange es um den Unterricht von Jungen geht. Das britische Lehrermagazin TES berichtet:

Female teachers need to stop talking so much and at such a high pitch if they are to engage with boys in classes, a parenting expert claims.

Celia Lashlie, an education adviser and author from New Zealand, said women are important to boys’ learning, but they need to learn from their male colleagues.

Women should make more use of silence – asking a question then giving boys time to think before answering – and non-verbal cues such as raised eyebrows. They also should talk at a lower pitch.

“Don’t speak so much – just shut up,” says Ms Lashlie, a self-described feminist. “I’ve been in classes with young female teachers, and by the end of the session my ears hurt.”

Die Reaktionen waren vorhersehbar:

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teaching union, said Ms Lashlie’s proposals for schools were “a load of claptrap”.

“It is disappointing that a woman has felt the need to pander to the views of a tiny group of men who present themselves as the oppressed minority,” she said.

Becky Francis, professor of education at Roehampton University, said teachers – male or female – needed to help boys develop their communication skills, rather than playing to stereotypes of boys as incommunicative.

“In fact, the profound gender gap in literacy and communication suggests that boys have got a lot to learn from girls,” she said.

Ich schätze, diese Erwiderungen bestätigen Celia Lashlies These.

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