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Male primary teachers’ fear and uncertainty surrounding physical contact

Cruickshank, V ORCID: 0000-0002-9766-6807 2018 , 'Male primary teachers’ fear and uncertainty surrounding physical contact' , Education 3-13: international journal of primary, elementary and early years education , pp. 1-12 , doi: 10.1080/03004279.2018.1434221.

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Abstract

Young children often look to their teachers for affection and acceptance, particularly if they are sick or upset. However, many male primary teachers do not feel comfortable with this aspect of their role. Consequently, many men choose not to make physical contact with their students in order to protect themselves from accusations of inappropriate behaviour. Using a mixed methodology of survey and interviews, this research provides an in-depth analysis of the fear and uncertainty male primary teachers experience in relation to physical contact, and the key factors that contribute to its difficulty

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cruickshank, V
Keywords: male primary teachers, challenges, physical contact
Journal or Publication Title: Education 3-13: international journal of primary, elementary and early years education
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0300-4279
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/03004279.2018.1434221
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Copyright 2018 ASPE

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