The Gendered Classroom
1. How did the boys in Jordan and Cowan’s study use bricolage to transform the baby carriages?
Answer: They used the baby carriages as cars for racing and crashing. (p. 241)
2. What does the teacher in Jordan and Cowan’s study identify as the appropriate place for “warrior narratives”?
Answer: The teacher identified the playground as the appropriate locale for “warrior narratives.” (p. 242)
3. What is the “male ideal” which Jordan and Cowan argue is being upheld through the prohibition on warrior narratives?
Answer: The “male ideal” that Jordan and Cowan argue is being upheld through the prohibition on warrior narratives is the idea of rationality and responsibility as appropriate characteristics in modern society. (p. 244)
4. In the model of the sacred circle used by Iwama, with what is the east associated?
Answer: In the model of the sacred circle used by Iwama, the east is associated with springtime, childhood, and creativity. (p. 251)
5. What does Inez Deiter, in Iwama’s study, recall as the “real crime” of the residential schools?
Answer: The residential school environment required children to be deceitful and dishonest in order to survive. (p. 254)
6. Who was Grace Adam, the inspiration for Lindberg’s essay, and why was she remarkable?
Answer: She was one of the first Aboriginal women to receive a law degree in Saskatchewan, and an inspiration because she could adapt her academic knowledge to Aboriginal wisdom. (p. 258)
7. According to the women in Lindberg’s study, what was often missing from discussions of Aboriginal issues in class?
Answer: The perspectives of Aboriginal women were, according to the women in Lindberg’s study, often missing from discussions of Aboriginal issues in class. (p. 262)
8. How has the composition of the typical medical school class changed over the last four decades?
Answer: The classes are much less homogenous (women make up a much greater proportion of the students, as do students of color and gay or lesbian students). (pp. 267–268)
9. What was the most common form of everyday racism reported by medical students?
Answer: Racist jokes were the most common form of everyday racism reported by medical students. (p. 271)
10. How is the assumption that most doctors are male reinforced in everyday interactions, according to the female medical students in Beagan’s study?
Answer: The female medical students were less likely than their male counterparts to be addressed as “Doctor” by the patients or by the public. (p. 272)
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