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ERIC Number: EJ764273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Gender, Research and Change in Teacher Education: A Swedish Dimension
Arreman, Inger Erixon; Weiner, Gaby
Gender and Education, v19 n3 p317-337 May 2007
This paper explores the factors that are at present reconstructing teacher education in Sweden and in other European countries, including professionalization, inherited traditions, feminization and globalization. The authors use as a basis for the paper: documentary analysis and nearly 60 qualitative semi-structured interviews with management and teaching staff from teacher education at one Swedish higher education institution, Umea University. Five overall themes emerged from the study: gender; teacher education cultures; organizational changes; collaboration; and research. It is argued that women and men in teacher education are positioned differently with regard to change. Women teacher educators identify more with research and accountability imperatives while their male colleagues tend to focus more on classroom knowledge and skills. The paper considers possible explanations and makes tentative extrapolations to other European sites in varying political contexts. (Contains 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden