Women Teaching Boys : Caring and Working in the Primary Schools Paperback / softback
Since the achievement of boys became an issue, the media have made much of the "shortage" of male teachers.
This book provides primary teaching professionals with an authoritative reference source on the "problem with boys" and the "feminization of primary schooling". Because it is 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 boy's 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 180 pages
- Publisher: Institute of Education Press
- Publication Date: 05/09/2003
- Category: Primary & middle schools
- ISBN: 9781858562780