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ERIC Number: EJ901688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Men as FCS Teachers: An Exploration of a Gendered Profession
Werhan, Carol R.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v102 n1 p27-33 2010
This study explores, within the framework of the literature on men in nontraditional occupations, why men choose to enter the gendered career field of family and consumer sciences (FCS) education and their experiences as FCS teachers. A better understanding of this contemporary phenomenon may facilitate men filling the national shortage of FCS educators, provide a basis for conversation concerning why women's work is devalued, and ultimately serve to elevate the status of the profession. If our profession is to be resilient, we must capitalize on societal changes in gender perspectives and embrace the potential for FCS teachers to be more representative of the population. (Contains 58 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A