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Adriany, Vina – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper attempts to explore young children's construction of femininities in a kindergarten in Indonesia. Using a postdevelopmentalist and postcolonial approach, this paper seeks to understand how young children in the school develop, negotiate and resist existing gender construction. This paper is based on an ethnography research conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Femininity
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Mallozzi, Christine A.; Galman, Sally Campbell – Gender and Education, 2014
A history of framing the teaching of young children as a matter of "natural" female aptitude has led a number of researchers and educators to oversimplify men's experiences as a foil or antidote to the ills of schooling. In this qualitative study of men, women, and "feminisation" in early education and care environments,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Males, Females, Femininity
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Swain, Jon – Gender and Education, 2005
This paper explores the effect of cross gender relations on the construction of boys' masculine identities. The findings are based on data gathered from a year long empirical study of 10 to 11-year-old boys set in three UK junior schools. Although masculinity is defined against femininity and boys needed to mark out a set of distinctions from…
Descriptors: Females, Sexual Identity, Social Class, Males
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Millard, Elaine – Gender and Education, 2005
This paper describes a small-scale writing project in which a class of KS 2 primary pupils were invited to import their own narrative interests into a task designed by their teacher and the researcher within the constraints of the National Literacy Strategy. By employing an adventure genre, based on problem and puzzle solving, pupils were…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Forrester, Gillian – Gender and Education, 2005
This article discusses the current nature of primary teachers' work, which is explored in terms of "performing" and "caring" activities. It considers how the education policies of successive Governments in the UK, particularly for England, have given rise to a "performance culture" in primary schools which emphasises…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Females, Elementary School Teachers
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Eley, Susan – Gender and Education, 2004
This articles discusses some of the findings of a small-scale, localized, qualitative study involving children and young people identified and processed as young carers, that are providing 'substantial care' for an adult while in primary and/or secondary school. It explores their views on managing to 'care more' whilst at school and the role that…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students
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Mahony, Pat; Hextall, Ian; Menter, Ian – Gender and Education, 2004
The paper reports on aspects of an ESRC project, "The impact of Performance 'Threshold Assessment' on teachers' work" (ESRC R000239286). The paper begins by explaining the nature and technology of "Threshold Assessment," and its location nationally within the performance management system recently introduced into schools in England. We review the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Management Systems, School Districts
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Chan, Anita Kit-wa – Gender and Education, 2004
Across the globe, many countries have incorporated new managerialism and marketization to reform their education systems. Feminist studies have already pointed out that these changes are gendered and masculinized and have documented their impacts on women teachers in secondary, higher and further education. Yet interestingly, while primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Employment Qualifications, Females