A matter of time? Gender equality in the teaching profession through a cross-national comparative lens

Moreau, Marie-Pierre (2020) A matter of time? Gender equality in the teaching profession through a cross-national comparative lens. Gender and Education, 32 (6). pp. 820-837. ISSN 1360-0516

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Abstract

This article draws primarily on a dataset of sixty semi-structured interviews conducted with teachers working in English and French state-funded secondary schools. Informed by feminist sociological theories of work and education and a cross-national comparative perspective, it explores the mechanisms leading to the production of gender inequalities in a profession which is often thought of as egalitarian or even favourable to women: teaching. A multi-level approach is adopted, which considers how the macro-social, meso-social and micro-social dimensions of the social world interact with each other and lead to the production of context-specific gender patterns (Crompton 1999; Le Feuvre 2008; Scott et al 2010), with specific attention to the effects of the spatio-temporal regimes of teaching which prevail in each country.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cross-national comparison, gender, secondary school teachers, France, England
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 09:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703686

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