No Man's Land: caring and male student primary teachers
Authors: Smedley, Sue; Pepperell, Sandy
Source: Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Volume 6, Number 3, 1 October 2000 , pp. 259-277(19)
Abstract:Sixteen male student primary teachers on a primary Initial Teacher Education course were interviewed and their understanding of 'care' explored. Analysis of the data suggests that male student primary teachers have specific gendered understandings of 'care'. Teacher educators need to take account of this in primary Initial Teacher Education courses and to provide students with opportunities to reflect on their understanding of 'care' in relation to their work as primary teachers, and the part gender plays in shaping that understanding.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Surrey Roehampton, London, UK
Publication date: October 1, 2000