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ERIC Number: ED548716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 233
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-3354-4
Evolution of the Schoolmarm Stereotype: The Impact of the Feminization of Education on Two Male Teacher Cadets
McClanahan, Constance Stolark
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of two male students and their teacher who participated in a Teacher Cadet Program over the 2010-2011 academic year. The qualitative case study took place at the Royal Fern High School (RFHS) (pseudonym) in Cypress Grove County (pseudonym), located outside of Charleston, SC. The study is framed by multicultural education, educational history and elementary education gender studies. Classroom observations, journal entries, portfolios, and curricular artifacts were triangulated with responses from a semi-structured interview protocol that was designed to gather data on respondents' perceptions of the Program and to assess the degree to which the schoolmarm stereotype inhibits males from pursuing a postsecondary degree in education. The results indicated that the schoolmarm stereotype that has resulted from the long history of the feminization of schooling in the United States continues to impact the decision of male students to enter a field deemed to be "women's work." [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina