Stereotypes and Stereotype Threat Affect Computing Students | NCWIT

March 14, 2013 at 1:39 am 1 comment

Hooray for NCWIT, for producing materials aimed at higher-education faculty to get them to change their teaching practices!  Stereotype threat is real (measurable, reliable, consistent), and can be addressed through better teaching.  It’s worth the effort to try to get faculty to pay attention to these issues.

This slide deck is a companion piece to the NCWIT Talking Point Card Talk with Faculty Colleagues About Stereotype Threat ( You can hand out the card to your colleagues and then share these slides at a faculty meeting.

via Stereotypes and Stereotype Threat Affect Computing Students | National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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  • […] Stereotype threat is a kind of priming effect.  Stereotype threat is where you remind someone of a negative stereotype associated with a group that the person belongs to, and that reminding impacts performance.  The argument is that stereotype threat might be leading to the gaps between races and genders. […]


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