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ERIC Number: EJ708668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Impossible Fictions: The Lived Experiences of Women Teachers in Karachi
Kirk, Jackie
Comparative Education Review, v48 n4 p374 Nov 2004
This article discusses data from a study of women teachers in Karachi, Pakistan, that present their alternative perspectives so as to inform educational policy development and to develop more explicitly gendered theories of teaching. It begins with a brief introduction to the positioning of women teachers within the international context of gender, education, and development. Then it introduces the study from which the author presents data and the organizing concept of impossible fictions. Using the words of women teachers, the author discusses experiences of becoming and being a woman teacher, as well as women's experiences and perspectives on teaching girls and boys. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the implications for policy and programming, especially for teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan; Pakistan (Karachi)