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ERIC Number: EJ764284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Women "Learning to Labour" in the "Male Emporium": Exploring Gendered Work in Teacher Education
Acker, Sandra; Dillabough, Jo-Anne
Gender and Education, v19 n3 p297-316 May 2007
This article reflects an interest in exposing links between women's academic work and the gender codes which organize and shape working life in the university context, both now and in the recent past, as a contribution to the sociology of women's work. Our specific focus is the gendered division of labour in teacher education in universities in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on a theoretical framework based on Bourdieu and McNay, and through an analysis of semi-structured interviews with 19 women who worked in faculties of education between the 1960s and 1990s, we examine how the gendered division of labour has influenced the careers and working lives of women university teacher educators during those decades. Our data are organized under three themes: public and private lives; women's work/place; and talking back. We identify continuities and changes as well as qualifiers, ironies and paradoxes. (Contains 8 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: Canada