Check this interactive chart about gendered language in teacher reviews

I found this interactive tool via @wduyck and a warning it’s a both bit addictive and disheartening. The tool lets you explore the words used to describe male and female teachers in about 14 million reviews from RateMyProfessor.com. The x-axis gives how many times your term is used per million words of text (normalized against gender and field). You can also limit to just negative or positive reviews (based on the numeric ratings on the site). For some more background, see here.

Some examples:

cool

good professor

But also funny, smart,… have similar results, although “teacher” has a bit more nuanced results:

teacher

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2 responses to “Check this interactive chart about gendered language in teacher reviews

  1. udj

    Look at the results for CLEAR.

    • udj

      Look also: Structure, Interaction, Explanation, instruction, importance, conversation, stimulation. Look only at the positive ratings. Amazing how different the results are per indicator between the fields.

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