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By Nancy Lesko

ISBN-10: 0761914935

ISBN-13: 9780761914938

Experiences of masculinity were mostly absent from academic examine. This e-book provides a suite of present severe scholarship at the construction of masculinities in schools.

Contributors research reports in North American, Australian and British faculties in any respect degrees from preschool to commencement, and from institution settings equivalent to machine labs to the soccer box. the result's a considerate research of ways masculinities are concerning competing definitions of masculinity and femininity. The chapters express how masculinities are developed between academics, scholars and directors, and locates those analyses inside of broader social, financial and ideological contexts.

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Masculinities at School

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What then are the features attributed to this new site? How do these acquired features align with the expectations of what we call teachers? If the underlying motive in primary males' strategies for "being teachers" is to preserve the masculine while they apprentice in a feminine context, then critique of that goal is certainly productive. It seems reasonable that the more centered, or vested, an individual is on self, the less he will be aware of (let alone critique) the privilege of individualism.

In this chapter, I have described primary teaching from the perspectives of men who teach there. Synthesized from their collective experiences, five themes frame the discussion. This chapter is an outgrowth of a study shared by nine men who, at the time of the study, were teaching in kindergarten through third grade. I began the study with observations, interviews, and written journal exchanges. When several of the members of this group expressed a desire to meet the other participating teachers, we became a study group that met periodically to discuss our teaching and lives.

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