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Because it seen as caring rather than academic, primary teaching has been disparaged as...
Because it seen as caring rather than academic, primary teaching has been disparaged as low status women's work. Male teachers are encouraged at first but are then regarded as suspect because of the caring role. This book challenges much of the accepted wisdom about boys and men. Drawing on the authority of the boys’ own voices, it redefines the profile of a good primary teacher as one which men and women, it seems, are equally capable of matching. The refreshing conclusion is that feminization is not to blame for the "problem" with boys.
The authors are both experienced teacher trainers at the University of the West of England. With contributions to this book by their female colleagues, they bring an insightful new vision to an area of research that has until now been dominated by women. This is a book for primary school teachers, parents, teacher educators and education policy makers.
|Ch. 1||How policy makers have created a 'problem-with-boys'||1|
|Ch. 2||Teaching, caring and professionalism||15|
|Ch. 3||The problem-with-boys in History||33|
|Ch. 4||Attachment Theory as a basis for understanding boys in school||49|
|Ch. 5||Attachment Behaviour as a theory of caring and teaching||61|
|Ch. 6||What boys think about being taught||77|
|Ch. 7||What boys think about being cared for||97|
|Ch. 8||Teachers and mothers||115|
|Ch. 9||Towards an androgynous curriculum||129|