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    How do you teach like a man? Politics and perceptions of men working with young children

    O'Keeffe, Suzanne (2017) How do you teach like a man? Politics and perceptions of men working with young children. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies, 3 (2). pp. 4-11. ISSN 2397-6934

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    The history of men has taught us that there has only been one form of ‘man’: dominant and powerful. The role of a man in society was once clear, coherent and secure. Today, being a man has become more complex and confusing. Considerable international research on gender engages with masculinities, masculinities in schools and men in non-traditional occupations. What is missing from the debate on masculinities is an account that connects the voices of men with their individual daily experiences. This paper details a four-year study of eleven male Irish primary school teachers, of which seven are included here, and evaluates the relationship between men, care and work. It examines diverse understandings of care, explores the public and private worlds of masculinities, and evaluates how various social relations are charged with formal and informal meanings of masculinities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: care; education; gender; masculinities; work;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education
    Item ID: 12053
    Depositing User: Suzanne O'Keeffe
    Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 16:25
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies
    Publisher: FLE Learning
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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