Gender bias in teaching: An operations perspective
Examining the effect of operational processes on gender bias in teaching
Gender bias in the rating of teaching instructors is an obstacle that can impede learning and result in inequality across instructors. An observational dataset from an online learning platform that serves non-university-degree holders in developing countries, reveals that female trainers are rated significantly lower than their male counterparts. By providing evidence to bias in operational systems, this research seeks to examine the relationship between gender discrimination and teaching delivery. Specifically, the study will analyse the interaction between the way in which gender bias affects teaching ratings, and how operational consideration and revelation of information affect ratings.