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McDowell, Joanne; Klattenberg, Revert – Gender and Education, 2019
Fewer than 15% of primary school teachers in both Germany and the UK are male. With the on-going international debate about educational performance highlighting the widening gender achievement gap between girl and boy pupils, the demand for more male teachers has become prevalent in educational discourse. Concerns have frequently been raised about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Warin, Jo – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper aims to open up the rationales that are used to argue for an increase in male participation in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce. Two theoretical concepts are highlighted and compared: gender balance and gender flexibility. An ethnographic study was conducted in one unusual nursery that has five male workers, using…
Descriptors: Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
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Farrell, Francis – Gender and Education, 2015
Critical theory and research has shown that subjects carry gendered meanings. Numbers opting for Religious Studies (RS) have remained skewed towards girls. Drawing from post-structuralism and masculinities theory, this article critically analyses data from interviews with a group of key stage four boys who had opted for Religious Studies in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Masculinity, Gender Differences, Males
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Morris, Max; McCormack, Mark; Anderson, Eric – Gender and Education, 2014
Drawing on in-depth interviews with 15 openly bisexual male youth from sixth forms across the UK, this article documents positive experiences of bisexual male youth in school: participants had positive coming out experiences and did not encounter significant discrimination or harassment because of their sexual identity. Participants attribute this…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Mendick, Heather; Moreau, Marie-Pierre – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper looks at online representations of women and men in science, engineering and technology. We show that these representations largely re/produce dominant gender discourses. We then focus on the question: How are gender cliched images re/produced online? Drawing on a discursive analysis of data from six interviews with web authors, we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Males, Females, Gender Differences
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Garner, Maria – Gender and Education, 2012
Whilst debate around the sexualisation of culture proliferates across discursive arenas, the potential meanings and impacts for the lives of women, girls and young people dominates discussion. Meanwhile, consideration of men and masculinities remains scarce or only thinly sketched across the field. This viewpoint explores sexualisation as a…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Young Adults, Cultural Context
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Dempster, Steve – Gender and Education, 2011
This article provides insights into the discourses that legitimate and perpetuate male undergraduate drinking cultures and considers the role of alcohol in communicating hegemonic masculinity within one British university. Taking laddishness as a template of hegemonic masculinity, the article contends that male students' heavy alcohol use is…
Descriptors: Drinking, Masculinity, Gender Issues, Alcohol Abuse
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Crossouard, Barbara – Gender and Education, 2011
This article reports on a recent small-scale phenomenological study into the student experience of the doctoral "viva voce". It was prompted by strong concerns about "viva voce" processes on the part of a Director of Graduate Studies in an English university. The study involved semi-structured interviews with 20 respondents…
Descriptors: Interviews, Student Experience, Higher Education, Evaluation
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Burke, Penny Jane – Gender and Education, 2011
In this article, I explore men's educational experiences and aspirations in the context of UK policy discourses of widening participation and migration. Critiquing discourses that oversimplify gendered access to higher education, I develop an analysis of the impact of masculine subjectivities on processes of subjective construction in relation to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Migration, Educational Experience, Males
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Taulke-Johnson, Richard – Gender and Education, 2010
Building upon conceptualisations of the sexualisation of space, this paper interrogates the ways in which heterosexual discourses are produced, enforced, legitimised and maintained as dominant within student accommodation. Analysis is derived from interviews with 17 gay male undergraduates attending a UK institution. I detail the micro-level…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Undergraduate Students, Social Attitudes
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Ashley, Martin – Gender and Education, 2010
This article is based upon a full-time study of masculinity and singing funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Empirical work was conducted with boy performers and "peer audiences" for those performers in schools. The article focuses on girls' attitudes to boy singers and reveals a significant difference between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Males, Audiences
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Dempster, Steve – Gender and Education, 2009
This article investigates the role of sport in framing and communicating hegemonic masculinity among male undergraduates within one British university. The data were collected through questionnaires and one-to-one interviews with 24 male students who were asked to consider their relationship with laddish masculinities. The evidence indicates that…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Undergraduate Students, Athletics, Males
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Francis, Becky – Gender and Education, 2008
The notion that teachers' classroom behaviour and interaction with pupils may be predicted on the basis of their gender underpins recent controversial campaigns to recruit more male teachers in the UK. Teachers' performances of gender are explored in this article, which draws on three cases from a larger study to analyse the ways in which teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation, Sexual Identity
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Wilson, Dolly Smith – Gender and Education, 2007
The interwar decades saw a bitter recruiting war between the NUT (National Union of Teachers), the National Union of Women Teachers (NUWT), and the National Association of Schoolmasters (NAS), which like the NUWT broke away from the NUT in the early 1920s. The NAS opposed the NUT's official policy shift to support equal pay for male and female…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Power Structure, Unions
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Clayton, Ben; Humberstone, Barbara – Gender and Education, 2007
This paper explores the implications and affects of a level two compulsory module concerned with "gender, difference and leisure" on a predominantly male student group studying for sports-related degrees. Participant observation was undertaken by a male and female lecturer who were delivering the module. A cohort of male football…
Descriptors: Race, Team Sports, Subcultures, Ideology
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