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Cervoni, Cleti; Ivinson, Gabrielle – Gender and Education, 2011
The paper explores the ways girls appropriate gender through actions, gesture and talk to achieve things in primary school science classrooms. It draws on socio-cultural approaches to show that when everyday classroom practices are viewed from multiple planes of analysis, historical, institutional and in the micro dynamics of classroom…
Descriptors: Females, Interaction, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Landeros, Mary – Gender and Education, 2011
This article examines the challenges of parent-teacher relationships in an affluent school district, drawing on 30 in-depth interviews of mothers and elementary school teachers in the USA. Professional women who have put their careers on hold to care for their children are apt to define being a good mother in terms of the academic achievement of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Job Satisfaction, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers
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James, Jennifer Hauver – Gender and Education, 2010
In this paper, I interrogate the implicit and largely unexamined relationship between mothering and elementary teaching as they are informed by dominant notions of caring in the United States. In an environment where students were seen as not receiving adequate care at home, the teachers in this study felt a need to act as mothers in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mothers, Teacher Attitudes, Differences