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Men and the Classroom : Gender Imbalances in Teaching - Sheelagh Drudy

Men and the Classroom

Gender Imbalances in Teaching

Paperback Published: 8th September 2005
ISBN: 9780415335690
Number Of Pages: 192

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The teaching of young children has long been dominated by women. This global phenomenon is firmly rooted in issues related to economic development, urbanization, the position of women in society, cultural definitions of masculinity and the values of children and childcare. Yet, amongst the media scare stories and moral panics about underachieving boys, there are surprisingly few empirically-supported answers to vital questions such as:

  • Is the feminisation of teaching really a problem?

  • How is the relationship of gender and teaching considered within a framework of feminist theory?

  • What are the perceptions of students of teaching, in comparison to other professions?

  • Why are so few men attracted to teaching?

  • Can more men be attracted into the classroom?

The authors of this groundbreaking book have undertaken the largest, most in-depth study ever carried out on this topic, in order to assess both teachers and students' views across primary education.

List of tablesp. vii
List of figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: men, the classroom and feminisationp. 1
Gender and teachingp. 19
Perceptions of teaching as a careerp. 37
Social background and choice of teachingp. 65
Careers: advice, choice and orientations to workp. 85
Why so few men?p. 93
The views of experienced professionalsp. 113
Conclusion: can more men be attracted to the classroom?p. 137
Tablesp. 161
A methodological notep. 167
Bibliographyp. 173
Notesp. 183
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ISBN: 9780415335690
ISBN-10: 0415335698
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 8th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.34  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1