ERIC Number: EJ1161979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Caring Teacher and Sensitive Student: Is It a Gender Issue in the University Context?
Gender and Education, v30 n1 p74-91 2018
While there is abundant scholarship discussing gendered discourse on care in early childhood and compulsory education, little exploration has been made to explore whether care might also be gendered in higher education. This article, based on data from a year-long narrative study, examines the conceptualisation of care and its effects on teaching and learning in the university context with a gender lens. It on the one hand reveals an implicit but persistent feminine ethic of care in the university context, and on the other hand delivers the hope of developing an ethic of care that values and de-genders care in universities with the demonstration of agency in the two sensitive students.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Caring, College Faculty, College Students, Longitudinal Studies, Femininity, Ethics, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Interviews, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Focus Groups, Diaries, Females, Reading Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Language Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Sweden