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Mohme, Gunnel Maria – Gender and Education, 2014
This article examines how Muslim girls of Somali origin raised in Sweden imagine their adulthood in regard to career and family life. The theoretical framework is social constructionist in that it assumes that children have agency and are capable and competent actors, in contrast to what has previously been generally assumed about children from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Muslims, Qualitative Research
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Hjalmarsson, Maria; Löfdahl, Annica – Gender and Education, 2014
The article explores how male primary school teachers view and relate to other people's expectations of them as teachers. The empirical data consists of interviews with seven teachers working in compulsory school grades three to five in a large-sized town in Sweden. The theoretical work on relations among masculinities developed by Connell and the…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Expectation
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Phillips, Donna Kalmbach; Larson, Mindy Legard – Gender and Education, 2013
This analysis is experimental: we attempt to read data "with" the work of Karen Barad and in doing so "see" teacher-student writing conferences (a common pedagogy of US elementary school writing) as "intra-activity." Data were gathered during teacher-student writing conferences in a grade five US classroom over a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Gender and Education, 2004
The identity of the underachiever has become synonymous with the stereotypical identity of boys. Teachers know what underachievement looks like: it looks like a boy who is bright, but bored. Evidence from a research study reported here demonstrates that teachers are more likely to select boys as underachievers than girls and that teachers…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics