ERIC Number: ED251456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Masculinity, Feminism, and the Male Elementary School Teacher: A Case Study of Preservice Teachers' Perspectives.
The role of the teacher as a mediator of traditional cultural attitudes and the socialization of males in society were examined. A study was made of six male preservice teachers who were interviewed and observed in elementary school classroom settings to determine how their perspectives of masculinity and femininity were conveyed to the students. It was found that teachers are more than transmitters of cultural attitudes; they are mediators who interject their personal views. It appeared that the perspectives that a teacher has toward sexual/social roles are more significant in influencing children's views of society than is the teacher's gender. Schools were found to be dynamic social settings that reflect gender related perspectives, conflicts, and forces within society. (DG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Masculinity Femininity Variable
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Curriculum Theory and Practice Conference (Dayton, OH, l984).