- Sex differences in education
- Male elementary school teachers.
- 0415335698 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references.
- Part 1. Introduction: Men, the classroom and feminsation; 1. Feminism and Gender; 2. Current Patterns in the Teaching Profession; 3. So, is there a Problem?: Male role models; Levels of competence; Professional status; 4. Summary; Part 2. Gender and Teaching; 5. Historical Patterns; 6. Assumptions About Women and Teaching; 7. Boys, Men and Schooling; 8. Education and the Social Construction of Masculinity; 9. Boys, Girls and Choice of Teaching; 10. The School Leaver Choice Process: Gender and Career; 11. Preferences: Third level course choices; Choice of teaching; Choice of other courses; Career choice; 12. Student Teachers' Choice of Teaching; 13. Summary; Part 3. Perceptions of Teaching as a Career; 14. Occupational Segregation or Gendered Occupations?; 15. The Development of Career Interests; 16. School Leavers' and Student Teachers' Perceptions of Different Careers: Job satisfaction; Careers most suited to men and to women; Perceptions of women and men as 'best teachers'; Financial reward, prestige, benefit to society; Perceptions of the level of enjoyment of different careers; Perception of selected aspects of primary teaching; 17. Perceptions of the Nature of Status of Teaching and of Gender Issues; 18. Summary Part 4. Social Background and Choice of Teaching; 19. Teaching and the Class Structure; 20. The Influence of Selected Factors of Choices: Parental social class background; Academic achievement; Social class and educational background and school leavers' choice of teaching; Academic achievement of student teachers; Influence of teachers in the family; Reaction of 'significant others' to the decision to become a teacher; Place of origin and choice of teaching; 21. Summary; Part 5. Careers: Advice, choice and orientations to work; 22. Men, Women and Orientations to Work; 23. Career Guidance and Career Choice; 24. Values, Orientations and Choice of Teaching; 25. Summary; Part 6. Why So Few Men?; 26. Previous Research on Reasons for C.
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