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Speaking of gender: teachers' metaphorical constructs of male and female students

Allard, Andrea 2004, Speaking of gender: teachers' metaphorical constructs of male and female students, Gender and education, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 347-363, doi: 10.1080/09540250042000251489.

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Title Speaking of gender: teachers' metaphorical constructs of male and female students
Author(s) Allard, Andrea
Journal name Gender and education
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 347
End page 363
Publisher Carfax Publishing Limited
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2004-09
ISSN 0954-0253
1360-0516
Summary This article explores the images and metaphors that teachers use when speaking of their relations with students and examines how these images work to call into play particular constructs of gender relations. Of specific interest is the way teachers use binaries of open/closed, in control/out of control and maturity/immaturity to make sense of feminine and masculine conduct respectively. It is argued that such binary differentiations work not only as descriptors of `truths' concerning student-teacher relations, but also as means of constituting and normalizing particular forms of gender  relations. Implications of such metaphorical constructions for gender reform within schools are considered.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09540250042000251489
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002820

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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