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ERIC Number: EJ748336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
What Schoolteachers Think about the Rights of Women and Equality of the Sexes
Osetrova, N. V.
Russian Education and Society, v46 n3 p6-23 Mar 2004
The present article represents an attempt to single out the gender aspect of schoolteachers' perceptions of the law and to analyze the specific nature of their views as to the problem of women's rights and equality of the sexes. The analysis is based on the findings of a study focusing on schoolteachers' perceptions that are conditioned not only by the character of their professional activity, but also by the circumstances of their everyday lives, which is to say, perceptions as they are in reality and the form in which they are usually passed on to the students. On the whole, most teachers perceive gender differences in prestige and power as something that is as it should be, confirmation of the stability of gender stereotypes among teachers when it comes to the status of the woman in society, the home, and in relations of labor. By holding on to traditional stereotypes about female and male roles, Russian schoolteachers, who themselves suffer seriously from gender inequality, are consciously or unconsciously transmitting these views to children and thus strengthening the traditional orientation in the influence exerted by other agents of gender socialization, namely the family, peers, civic organizations, the mass media, and so on. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia