Many studies have been done concerning the classroom climate, particularly in the university setting. It has been found that the classroom climate for women is one that is cold, unreceptive, unwelcoming, and even hostile to women. This chilly reception is endured by female undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors. The author believes that the difficult classroom climate also extends to female graduate teaching assistants/instructors. The author contends that this chilly climate may be chillier and more hostile for them, since graduate teaching assistants/instructors do not have the status associated with a doctoral degree. This concept is the basis for what the author has covered in her investigation of the college classroom.
Joanne Ardovini-Brooker is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University.
Chapter 1 Tables Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction: The Cold Front Chapter 5 Literature Review: She Said, She Said Chapter 6 Research Design: Looking Into the Eye of the Storm Chapter 7 Findings: Look What I Found Chapter 8 Interpretations and Conclusion: What Does This All Mean? Chapter 9 Appendix A Chapter 10 Appendix B Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author