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ERIC Number: EJ826591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Making a Manly Teacher's Career in Australia: Victor Pavia, 1856-1934
Whitehead, Kay
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v41 n1 p73-90 Feb 2009
This paper highlights ways in which understandings about masculinity intersected with concepts of vocation, career and character in the life and work of an Australian teacher, Victor Pavia. Firstly, it outlines his vertical career path from teacher to headmaster and then inspector, made possible in a bureaucratised state school system that institutionalised the patriarchal dividend. Secondly, it shows how his manly character was forged in social relationships with men and women. Thirdly, there was his vocational commitment to associational activity where he consolidated his position among men. However, Pavia's ascendance to the top of his profession was by no means assured for there were many tensions along with expanded opportunities at each stage of his career. (Contains 96 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia