Search results for: Gender
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Student Participation in Activities with Influential Outcomes: Issues of Gender, Individuality and Collective Thinking in Swedish Secondary Schools
This article examines how students engaged in the democratic processes involved in the formation of an action group intended to influence their school by making it more environmentally friendly. The goal of this article is to acquire greater understanding of influential processes in relation to gender and both individualistically and collectively oriented ideas. These ideas include understanding of which students participate in such groups, the role gender plays in the likelihood of a student participating, how they act, and their experiences of participation. The article concludes that the group represents an arena for both individual and collective performance in which both individual and collective ideas are reflected.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This paper focuses on students’ perceptions of gender relations in school over the last three decades. The analysis is based on data from three inquiry surveys in Swedish secondary schools. The article compares how young students (a) perceive the behaviour of boys and girls in a classroom situation, (b) value different aspects of family and work in their future lives, and (c) experience the power relations between girls/women and boys/men.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This article focuses on the post-compulsory educational choices of non-heterosexual young people in Finland. The article argues that, in addition to class and gender, sexuality is another relevant factor affecting processes related to educational and career choices. Based on interviews and stories produced with young non-heterosexual people, the article analyze how gender, class and sexual orientation were constructed as meaningful in the educational choices these young people made.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This two-year research study examined the usefulness of the induction programme for newly recruited teachers in Bedouin schools in the Negev as a unique environment and home for the Bedouin. The results indicate that local teachers value the contribution of the components of the induction programme better than the non-locals and males more than females.In general, the inductees highly valued the contribution of the mentor in the three fields; however, the local new teachers valued the contribution of the mentor more than the non-local ones.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
A small study of men teachers in England, Sweden and New Zealand explored the extent to which the men believed their teacher education had prepared them to teach in the gendered environment of the primary school. Teachers were also questioned about their views on gender differences in students and in the teaching practices of male and female teachers. Although the size of the study restricts the validity of data, the differences between the teachers in England and New Zealand, and those interviewed in Sweden, suggest that further research is warranted.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
In thinking through an 'after-queer', the authors identify and seek to account for particular habits of thought that are often associated with queer research in education and queer research about young people. The authors trace certain traditions that frame queer research and consider the proper subjects, aims, and locations of such research projects. The authors contend that these habits of thought require further interrogation because they are intrinsic to researchers' visions of their own research and to the constitution of fields of research in the broader research imagination.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2010
This study investigated the metaphorical images that prospective teachers in Turkey formulated to describe learners. Altogether 98 well-articulated metaphorical images were identified and 12 conceptual themes were developed. Significant associations were detected between teacher trainees' gender, programme type and status in programme, and the 12 conceptual themes.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Discrimination, Performance and Recuperation: How Teachers and Pupils Challenge and Recover Discourses of Sexualities in Schools
This article seeks to examine the ways in which a heteronormative discourse dominates the practice and policies of schools in respect of sexualities. The response of the dominant discourse is to reassert its control, closing down such performance and re-emphasising old normativities. However, in this complex and messy expression of sexualities in schools identities are changed for all.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
This discussion focuses on an aspect of teacher education for diversity. It is preservice teachers’ and teacher educators’ attitudes and beliefs about racial, cultural, and ethnic differences. Throughout this discussion, problematic attitudes and beliefs about various dimensions of cultural diversity are identified; explanations about how they are manifested among teacher education students are presented; their effects and consequences are proposed; and some suggestions are made for developing more positive attitudes and actions toward cultural diversity in teaching.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2010
This article analyses staff responsibilities for promoting gender equality in preschool in Sweden and Scotland. These countries represent different welfare regimes, but also display common features, both influenced by tradition and recent transnational policies and discourses. In both cases, teachers are constructed as role models who should promote certain gender values and provide children with opportunities. The Swedish curriculum places more emphasis on similarities between girls and boys, while the Scottish counterpart tends to emphasize difference more, paying attention to boys and the need for male role models.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010