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ERIC Number: ED441799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Positively Women: Professionalism and Practice in Teaching and Teacher Education.
Weiner, Gaby; Kallos, Daniel
This paper seeks to understand recent changes in the professional status of teachers and teacher educators in Europe, discussing the contribution of women to teaching and teacher education and noting that the proportion of women in education professions is not regarded as disadvantageous or problematic. The paper discusses gendered concepts of professionalization and the various arguments proposed concerning the so-called feminization of teaching (and teacher education). In view of the largely negative perspectives, the paper highlights two aspects: (1) the material opportunities and possibilities for action in the public sphere offered to women by the education professions; and (2) the particular commitment of female teachers to educational values and to practice. The final section of the paper considers the position of women in teacher education, what implications the feminization of teaching has for them, and their responses. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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