chapter  14
Gender Equity in Communication Skills
ByAnita Taylor, Alison Bailey, Pamela Cooper, Carol Anne Dwyer, Cheris Kramarae, Barbara Lieb
Pages 24

Teaching and learning are primarily communication processes that rely on interactions of students and teachers. Any factor that inhibits effective communication in the teaching and learning process therefore adversely affects the learning process; if communication is restricted or gender biased, then learning will be different for girls and boys. Because of the foundational role of communication in all learning, this chapter focuses primarily on teaching/learning of the basic skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. We attend to communication as a primary subject matter only briefly.1