Negotiating gender boundaries : tensions in developing a professional identity as a female physical educator in boys' schools

Mooney, Amanda and Hickey, Chris 2011, Negotiating gender boundaries : tensions in developing a professional identity as a female physical educator in boys' schools, in AARE 2011 : The proceedings of the 2011 AARE International Research in Education Conference : Researching Acrossa Boundaries, Australian Association for Research in Education, [Hobart, Tas.].

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Negotiating gender boundaries : tensions in developing a professional identity as a female physical educator in boys' schools
Author(s) Mooney, Amanda
Hickey, Chris
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference (2011 : Hobart, Tasmania)
Conference location Hobart, Tas.
Conference dates 27 Nov.-1 Dec. 2011
Title of proceedings AARE 2011 : The proceedings of the 2011 AARE International Research in Education Conference : Researching Acrossa Boundaries
Editor(s) Wright, Jan
Publication date 2011
Conference series Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication [Hobart, Tas.]
Keyword(s) gender boundaries
physical education
Summary Historically, gendered boundaries and their impacts on education have been widely contested. The global gender policy debate over the last sixty years has significantly vacillated between prioritising issues of educational and social practice that appear to privilege one gender over another (Lingard, Martino & Mills, 2009). The very nature of the title ‘Boys’ school’ conveys a hard gendered boundarying. In a socio-political climate where boys’ supposed underachievement has been attributed to the presumed “feminisation of teaching” (Hoff Sommers, 2000) it is not surprising that the rhetoric around the purpose and intent of boys’ education privileges masculinist discourses and practices. Physical Education (PE) and sport is often implicated as prominent curriculum spaces where the tensions produced through gendered discourse-power relations are played out, often at the expense of marginalised others.
ISSN 1324-9320
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
HERDC collection year 2011
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051628

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 30 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 21 Mar 2013, 13:52:01 EST by Amanda Mooney

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.