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Gender and higher education: Analysis of verbal interactions between male or female students and trainers of both genders in adult training.

Author(s) Avenel, C.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2010  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship  
Age group -  
This paper presents our exploratory study results about the role of gender in verbal interactions between students and trainers (of both genders) in higher education in France. In France, there are a lot of studies regarding the interactions in the classroom according to gender in primary and secondary schools, but little concerning higher education. That’s why we became interested in training staff practices with adults and we began an ’experimental’ study by observing verbal interactions according to gender in the classroom with the trainers and students at the University of Montpellier III.

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