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ERIC Number: EJ814685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Where Have All the Men Gone? Have Primary Schools Really Been Feminised?
Harnett, Penelope; Lee, John
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v35 n2 p77-86 Sep 2003
Boys' underachievement has to some extent been attributed to the feminisation of the teaching profession. The authors understand the concept of feminisation to mean in the first instance an increase in the number of women teachers in primary schools as a proportion of the total work force. The evidence the authors have for this pragmatic definition arises from recent policy initiatives aimed to increase the number of men entering the profession as primary school teachers. For example the TTA is currently funding projects to increase the number of male entrants to training. This article considers the extent to which this process of feminisation has occurred and its possible effect on boys' achievement through examination of the historical record. (Contains 36 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom