ERIC Number: EJ1085171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Talking (Fe)male: Examining the Gendered Discourses of Preservice Teachers
Engebretson, Kathryn E.
Gender and Education, v28 n1 p37-54 2016
Through the use of feminist poststructural discourse analysis (Baxter 2003), the author examines the gendered discourses created and reified by a group of preservice secondary social studies teachers (n?=?25). Because gender is socially constructed, it is important for future teachers to examine their own gendered identities in order for them to be able to see how they contribute to the greater society. Findings reveal discourses of "having it all", "being a superwoman", "female struggle", and "gender not playing a key role in culture" being advanced by both male and female identified individuals. Intersections of race and social class with gender added to the complexity of the different discourses. Implications for teacher education are discussed.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Females, Feminism, Discourse Analysis, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sexual Identity, Race, Social Class, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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