Gender in Teaching – A Dialectic Rationale for Diverse Masculinities in Schooling

Mar 12 2021 Posted: 14:34 GMT

A new paper, published today, by School of Education, NUI Galway colleagues Drs Manuela Heinz, Elaine Keane and Kevin Davison explores Gender and Diversity in Teaching.

Drawing on a national dataset, the authors explore entry patterns to primary and post-primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes, socio-demographic backgrounds and career motivations of male and female ITE applicants and entrants in Ireland.

The paper provides new insights into the complexities of male positionalities in teaching and calls for dialectic debates about reasons for and implications of the underrepresentation of male teachers as well as the transformative potential of diverse and ‘caring’ masculinities for schools and society.

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