ERIC Number: EJ719154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 24
Just One of the Boys? A Life History Case Study of a Male Physical Education Teacher
Gender and Education, v17 n2 p189-201 May 2005
Studies of physical education teacher training have already established that hegemonic forms of masculinity are reinforced and reproduced both in the hidden curriculum (Flintoff, 1997) and the informal student culture (Skelton, 1993). Given this, an important feminist concern is whether male PE teachers whose own masculine identities are anchored in their athletic prowess simply "teach" their young male charges to construct hegemonic forms of masculinity through PE and school sport and/or whether they necessarily marginalize and inferiorize female students. This paper provides a life history case study of a male PE teacher's role both in reproducing and challenging gendered norms in his capacity as coach of a schoolboy and schoolgirl Australian Rules football team.
Descriptors: High Schools, Masculinity, Hidden Curriculum, Physical Education Teachers, Gender Issues, Males, Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role, Teacher Influence, Womens Athletics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia