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How do pre-service male primary teachers cope with gender related challenges?

Cruickshank, V ORCID: 0000-0002-9766-6807, Kerby, M and Baguley, M 2021 , 'How do pre-service male primary teachers cope with gender related challenges?' , Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 46, no. 5 , pp. 74-88 , doi: 10.14221/ajte.202v46n1.5.

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Abstract

Male teachers are a minority in both primary teachertraining courses and in primary schools around the world. Educationresearch has identified numerous gender-related challenges faced bymale primary teachers during their initial teacher training and laterwhen teaching in schools. Despite noting that many males leaveteacher training because of these challenges, researchers have spentmuch less time investigating strategies to assist men cope with themand persist in the profession. This paper aims to help address this gapthrough an investigation of the challenges pre-service male primaryteachers face during their teacher training and identifying practicalcoping strategies. Findings revealed that the most difficult challengesfaced by participants were those concerning physical contact andsocial isolation. Participants appeared to use a range of functionaland dysfunctional coping strategies to deal with these challenges.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cruickshank, V and Kerby, M and Baguley, M
Keywords: male primary teachers, pre-service teachers, coping strategies
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Publisher: Edith Cowan University
ISSN: 1835-517X
DOI / ID Number: 10.14221/ajte.202v46n1.5
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