ERIC Number: ED392694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Revisited: The Quality of (Work)Life of Women Teachers.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
This study explores the elusive concept of "Quality of Life" of women teachers in Canada. It is clear that both gender and profession mediate quality of life and overlap in ways researchers are just beginning to understand. The experiences of men have been the yardstick against which women's progress in the teaching profession has been measured. The research shows that positions of women in education have been segregated internally by the profession and remain so, even after 20 years of reform efforts. The slow rate of change shows that change is happening, but that rate can be discouraging by its slowness. In the move toward educational reform, questions of equality are raised as schools are encouraged to become more like the "men's world" with product-orientation, rather than child-centered. The table of contents lists four chapters: (1) "Progress Revisited: The Quality of (Work)Life of Women Teachers"; (2) "Measuring the Gap"; (3) "(Women) Teachers in Canada: Their Work and Quality of Life"; and (4) "Revisiting Progress: Contemplating the Future." Twenty-one tables and 22 figures accompany the text. (EH)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality of Life, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Teacher Rights, Verbal Abuse, Women Faculty, Womens Studies
The Canadian Teachers' Federation, 110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B4, Canada (French version: ISBN-0-88989-266-0).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).