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Cairns, Kate – Gender and Education, 2014
Girls' studies have made an important contribution to the literature on subjectivity and schooling in neoliberal times; however, girlhood studies within Western contexts remain predominantly urban in focus. This article brings an analysis of place to debates about gendered subjectivity formation by exploring gendered patterns within rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Females, Womens Studies
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Atencio, Matthew; Koca, Canan – Gender and Education, 2011
This paper analyses the construction of masculinities in Turkish physical education through Carrie Paechter's conceptualisation of gendered communities of practice. According to Paechter, educational communities of practice operate as sites of gendered activity. Membership within these communities contributes to the construction of a gendered…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Educational Environment, Males
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Berg, Paivi; Lahelma, Elina – Gender and Education, 2010
In Finnish secondary schools, girls and boys are taught physical education (PE) in separate groups. A male teacher normally teaches the boys and a female teacher teaches the girls. Focusing on PE teachers' comments in two different ethnographic studies of seventh graders (13-14-year-olds), we examine the processes that reproduce or challenge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Grade 7
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Allard, Andrea C. – Gender and Education, 2004
This article explores the images and metaphors that teachers use when speaking of their relations with students and examines how these images work to call into play particular constructs of gender relations. Of specific interest is the way teachers use binaries of open/closed, in control/out of control and maturity/immaturity to make sense of…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Gender Differences, Concept Formation, Teacher Attitudes