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Women in Primary Teaching

Career Contexts and Strategies, 1st Edition

By Julia Evetts


212 pages

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Originally published in 1990. This study investigates the experiences of women in primary teaching and examines the levels of promotion achieved by men and women in the profession. Using extracts from women’s accounts of their own career histories, Women in Primary Teaching analyses both the contexts in which careers are constructed and the strategies that are devised by women pursuing careers. The author examines the extent to which women are faced with a dilemma of dual commitments not experienced by men: the juggling of home and family with teaching work. What effect do interruptions in service and continued family management have on a career? How too do women’s attitudes to promotion differ from men’s and in what manner is promotion sought – if at all? In addressing these questions, this book is interesting to anyone involved in studying women and work as well as practising and student teachers.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Women Teachers’ Careers: Contexts and Strategies 2. Career Conditions and Promotion Structures 3. The Labour Market for Primary Teachers 4. Women’s Career Strategies 5. Interrupting the Career and Returning to Teaching 6. Managing Childcare and Teaching Responsibilities 7. The Beginnings of Promotion and Career Development 8. Understanding Women’s Careers

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education and Gender

Reissuing works originally published between 1945 and 1998, this collection of books on the intersection of gender and education looks at various issues within schools and teaching, from careers of primary school teachers to the experience of single-sex schools, to adult learning provision for women. Some of the books included here look at research undertaken into the issues of gender within education while others consider an individual aspect, such as the education of women in developing countries, or the construction of masculinity. This set offers a wide spread of coverage on a key topic in education.

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