A perfect match? pupils’ and teachers’ views of the impact of matching educators and learners by gender

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/30716
Title:
A perfect match? pupils’ and teachers’ views of the impact of matching educators and learners by gender
Authors:
Francis, Becky; Skelton, Christine; Carrington, Bruce; Hutchings, Merryn; Read, Barbara; Hall, Ian
Abstract:
British government policy on teacher recruitment gives high priority to increasing the number of male teachers, particularly in primary schools. Theis focus stems from concern to challenge 'boys' underachievement': policy-makers believe that 'matching' teachers and pupils by gender will improve boys' engagement with school. yet there is little evidence to support such assumptions which, as this article notes, are predicated on out-dated theories of social learning. This article reports findings from a large-scale qualitative study which sought to investigate primary pupils' and teachers' views concerning 'gender match' of teacher and learner. It demionstrates that the substantial majority of pupils and teachers rejected the salience of gender in pupil-teacher relations and learning outcomes, prioritising instead the abilities of the individual teacher.
Citation:
Francis, B., Skelton, C., Carrington, B., Hutchings, M., Read, B. and Hall, I. (2008) A Perfect Match? Pupils’ and teachers’ views of the impact of matching educators and learners by gender, Research Papers in Education, 23 (1) 21-36.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Research Papers in Education
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02671520701692510
DOI:
10.1080/02671520701692510
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790530764~db=all~order=page
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0267-1522; 1470-1146
Sponsors:
ESRC
Appears in Collections:
Department of Education Collection

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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Becky-
dc.contributor.authorSkelton, Christine-
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Bruce-
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Merryn-
dc.contributor.authorRead, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorHall, Ian-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-01T10:03:30Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-01T10:03:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationFrancis, B., Skelton, C., Carrington, B., Hutchings, M., Read, B. and Hall, I. (2008) A Perfect Match? Pupils’ and teachers’ views of the impact of matching educators and learners by gender, Research Papers in Education, 23 (1) 21-36.en
dc.identifier.issn0267-1522-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1146-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02671520701692510-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02671520701692510-
dc.description.abstractBritish government policy on teacher recruitment gives high priority to increasing the number of male teachers, particularly in primary schools. Theis focus stems from concern to challenge 'boys' underachievement': policy-makers believe that 'matching' teachers and pupils by gender will improve boys' engagement with school. yet there is little evidence to support such assumptions which, as this article notes, are predicated on out-dated theories of social learning. This article reports findings from a large-scale qualitative study which sought to investigate primary pupils' and teachers' views concerning 'gender match' of teacher and learner. It demionstrates that the substantial majority of pupils and teachers rejected the salience of gender in pupil-teacher relations and learning outcomes, prioritising instead the abilities of the individual teacher.en
dc.description.sponsorshipESRCen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790530764~db=all~order=pageen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectmen teachersen
dc.subjectrole modelsen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.titleA perfect match? pupils’ and teachers’ views of the impact of matching educators and learners by genderen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch Papers in Educationen
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