Uncommon Caring: Learning From Men Who Teach Young Children / Edition 1

Uncommon Caring: Learning From Men Who Teach Young Children / Edition 1

by James R. R. King, James King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807737399

ISBN-13: 9780807737392

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Why do so few men choose to teach young children? And who are the men that do so? In Uncommon Caring: Learning from Men Who Teach Young Children, the author and a group of male primary grade teachers tell their stories and offer in-depth descriptions of what it means for them to teach young children. They discuss a wide range of topics, including discipline, classroom…  See more details below

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Why do so few men choose to teach young children? And who are the men that do so? In Uncommon Caring: Learning from Men Who Teach Young Children, the author and a group of male primary grade teachers tell their stories and offer in-depth descriptions of what it means for them to teach young children. They discuss a wide range of topics, including discipline, classroom talk, curriculum, physical contact with the children, relationships with other (female) teachers, and issues about sexual orientation that all of them - both gay and straight - must deal with. Analyzing these discussions using a post-structuralist lens, the author examines gender, childhood, sexuality, and caring in relation to primary teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807737392
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IA Study of Men's Care, Gender, and Teaching in the Primary Grades1
1Uncommon Caring3
2Teaching = Care = Female12
3Learning from Men Who Teach Young Children25
Pt. IIInside Views from Male Primary Teachers33
4It's Still Sexism: Paul, Undergraduate Elementary Education Major35
5Men in Primary Education: Steve, First-Grade Teacher40
6Caring for Others While Teaching: Ken, Kindergarten Teacher44
7Working Within Gender: Gregg, Second-Grade Teacher49
8Certification, Language, and Learning: Cal, Third-Grade Teacher54
9What's Wrong With Teaching and What I Do About It: A Conversation with Reflections; Evan, Third-Grade Teacher; Jim, Interviewer57
Pt. IIIReframing Primary Teaching from Three Perspectives63
10Caring: A Problematic Model for Primary Grades Teaching65
11Gender Work: Men Teaching in Women's Ways84
12Permissible Teachers: Desire and Sexual Orientations107
13Reframing the Choices: Lessons Learned from Primary Grade Male Teachers124
References141
Index147
About the Author152

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