ERIC Number: EJ721814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 58
Gender Discourse About an Ethic of Care: Nursery Schoolteachers' Perspectives
Rodriguez, Ma del Carmen; Pena, J. Vicente; Fernandez, Carmen Ma; Vinuela, Ma Paulina
Gender & Education, v18 n2 p183-197 Mar 2006
In this paper we will show some of the results of research which took place in the Principality of Asturias (Spain). Its purpose was finding out the gender discourses used by nursery teachers. Although we will not provide an exhaustive list of all the conclusions reached so far, we will put forward one of the aspects which has been developed throughout the investigation; that is, we will discuss some of our observations and hypotheses on the differences observed by the teachers in boys and girls' caring and supporting behaviours. In order to do so, we focus on the type of discourse related to the ethic of care. We consider it a tool which allows teachers to build a type of narrative in which boys and girls are presented as opposites, relational and different from one another.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Relationship, Altruism, Preschool Teachers, Focus Groups, Young Children, Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain