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ERIC Number: EJ821522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
Gender and Attitudes towards Religious Education in the Primary School
Davies, Geraint
British Journal of Religious Education, v26 n1 p85-94 Mar 2004
A detailed questionnaire containing a range of questions to assess perceptions of RE and worship was completed by 361 of the 577 primary school head teachers employed by the Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Newport and Cardiff Local Education Authorities. While the degree of support for both religious education and worship was found to be similar for both male and female head teachers significant differences emerged between their views regarding related issues. The findings suggest that structural location theory and gender orientation theory shed some light on the differences in perceptions between male and female head teachers. The suggestion is made that these theories might also help to explain why a career in primary school teaching is more likely to appeal to females than males. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)