Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Place of publication
Hindmarsh, S. Aust.
The relationship between physical education (PE) and masculinity has been widely considered. Since its inception in the Australian school curriculum around the turn of the 20th Century, PE has a history of privileging the so-called masculine desires to be active and compete. In the contemporary climate where the educational performance of boys has become a considerable source of social anxiety, the literature points to factors such as a lack of male role models, the feminisation of curriculum and the lack of 'boy friendly' pedagogies as key factors. This backdrop poses some interesting questions about the contributions that female PE teachers make to the development of contemporary masculinity. Drawing on a narrative research methodology, this research set out to explore the experiences of female PE teachers working on all-boys' schools.
Field of Research
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
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