Nice and kind, smart and funny: what children like and want to emulate in their teachers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/41654
Title:
Nice and kind, smart and funny: what children like and want to emulate in their teachers
Authors:
Hutchings, Merryn; Carrington, Bruce; Francis, Becky; Skelton, Christine; Read, Barbara; Hall, Ian
Abstract:
In many western countries, government statements about the need to recruit more men to primary teaching are frequently supported by references to the importance of male teachers as role models for boys. The suggestion is that boys will both achieve better and behave better when taught by male teachers, because they will identify with them and want to emulate their behaviour. However, this has not been supported by research evidence. This paper draws on data from an ESRC-funded project involving interviews with 307 7–8 year old children in England (half taught by male and half by female teachers). Focusing on gender, it analyses children’s responses about their relationships with their teachers and about figures that they would like to emulate (both in school and outside).
Citation:
2007, 1–23, iFirst Article
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Oxford Review of Education
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054980701663959
DOI:
10.1080/03054980701663959
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0305-4985; 1465-3915
Appears in Collections:
Department of Education Collection

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dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Merryn-
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Bruce-
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Becky-
dc.contributor.authorSkelton, Christine-
dc.contributor.authorRead, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorHall, Ian-
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-01T17:36:50Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-01T17:36:50Z-
dc.date.issued2007-10-
dc.identifier.citation2007, 1–23, iFirst Articleen
dc.identifier.issn0305-4985-
dc.identifier.issn1465-3915-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03054980701663959-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054980701663959-
dc.description.abstractIn many western countries, government statements about the need to recruit more men to primary teaching are frequently supported by references to the importance of male teachers as role models for boys. The suggestion is that boys will both achieve better and behave better when taught by male teachers, because they will identify with them and want to emulate their behaviour. However, this has not been supported by research evidence. This paper draws on data from an ESRC-funded project involving interviews with 307 7–8 year old children in England (half taught by male and half by female teachers). Focusing on gender, it analyses children’s responses about their relationships with their teachers and about figures that they would like to emulate (both in school and outside).en
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectteachersen
dc.titleNice and kind, smart and funny: what children like and want to emulate in their teachersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalOxford Review of Educationen
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