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ERIC Number: EJ821351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Just a Knock Back? Identity Bruising on the Route to Becoming a Male Primary School Teacher
Foster, Tor; Newman, Elizabeth
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v11 n4 p341-358 Aug 2005
Men who choose to do "women's work" and enter the female culture of the primary school can often initially face a range of stereotyped responses to their choice. Drawing on stories from a small sample of trainee and serving male teachers, we adopt the term "identity bruising" to describe the "knock backs" that occur to them in primary schools. How the men react to "bruising" is of considerable interest, given the current concern in the UK to improve the recruitment and retention of men in primary training and teaching. An inductive and reflexive methodology is used whereby we work with the men to explore how they become aware of, understand and negotiate the problematic nature and gendered assumptions of masculinities that underpin the restrictions that they encounter.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom