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ERIC Number: EJ745717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Gender and Power: Male and Female Teachers' Interactions in Early Years Contexts. Research Article
Jones, Deborah
Perspectives in Education, v24 n1 p27-37 Mar 2006
This article presents research on female teachers exploring their perceptions and experiences of male teachers in the early years and it also examines the views of male teachers in relation to this environment. It considers the dominant UK public discourse calling for more men in primary teaching and it shows how this affects both male and female teachers. It explores contrary discourses of identity and power and their impact on men and women in schools. UK statistics reveal that there are 26,200 male primary teachers and 141,000 females (DfES, 2005) yet the numbers of male headteachers are vastly disproportionate. Inequalities and ambivalences permeate the school context and result in multiple tensions. This article considers why men and women invest in certain positions and how they interact within a feminised space.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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