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Gender bias in language testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7811315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although our profession is concerned with recruiting males, we must continue to be concerned about equality for females. The negative influence of gender bias on women and their roles has been addressed by the professions in terms of language use (Lynch, 1983) and discrimination in academic settings (Davis, 1994). But we have not considered standardized test bias related to women. Since language is generally recognized as a major conveyor of the societal bias against women, a reasonable question to ask is, Do language tests reflect a gender bias?
Authors:
M L Willbrand; G Iwata-Reuyl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASHA     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0001-2475     ISO Abbreviation:  ASHA     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-30     Completed Date:  1995-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370563     Medline TA:  ASHA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Language*
Language Tests*
Male
Prejudice*
Role
Stereotyping
United States

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