Men Teaching Children 3-11 provides a comprehensive exploration of work experiences of men who teach young children. The authors draw on their own research as well as international studies to provide realistic strategies to help to remove barriers in order to develop a more gender-balanced teacher workforce. Burn and Pratt-Adams, former primary school teachers who have both experienced these unfair gender practices, also trace the historical roots of the gender barriers that have now become embedded within the occupational culture.
Throughout Men Teaching Children 3-11, the authors argue that primary school teachers should be judged by their teaching talents, rather than by the application of biased gender stereotypes; and that male and female teachers need to work together to remove these stereotypes from the occupation.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Burn is a retired academic with substantial experience of teaching in urban schools and higher education. She is now involved in setting up a free school in a disadvantaged area in the North-East of England.
Simon Pratt-Adams is Head of the Department of Education in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
Table of Contents
1. The Historical Background
2. Men Training to Teach Young Children
3. The Role of Sport in Upholding Gender Practice
4. Male Teachers and Discipline
5. Male Role Models
6. Male Teachers and Promotion
7. Moral Panics
8. International Experiences and Perspectives
9. Women Teachers Talking
10. Removing Gender Barriers