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'Moving away from the caring': exploring the views of in-service and pre-service male teachers about the concept of the male teacher as role model at an early entry childhood and post-primary level

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dc.contributor.author McCormack, Orla
dc.contributor.author Brownhill, Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-08T11:44:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-08T11:44:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation McCormack, O. and S. Brownhill (2014) ''Moving away from the caring': exploring the views of in-service and pre-service male teachers about the concept of the male teacher as role model at an early entry childhood and post-primary level' International Journal of Academic Research in Education and review, 2 (4) :82-96. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8798
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract International calls have frequently been made by policy makers and professional/public discourse for more male teachers to enter the education profession under the assumption that they will act as role models for boys. The role of these male teachers as role models is an attempt to not only raise boys’ academic achievements but to help improve standards of behaviour and attitudes towards learning. Their presence also is designed to offer those boys who are living in single-parent families with a father figure. However, a level of ambiguity surrounds the male role model argument and this paper is written to critically explore this. The paper examines the views of English and Irish male teachers at early childhood (0-8) and post-primary (12-18) in relation to the concept of the male teacher as a role model, considering if and how male role models differ depending on the age of the child, and whether female teachers serve as role models for boys. Based on the findings gathered through the use of questionnaires, interviews and focus groups, the authors raise a number of questions and concerns regarding the continued practice of ‘blanket calls’ for male role models in early years and primary school settings. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Academic Research Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review;2 (4), pp.82-96
dc.relation.uri https://www.academicresearchjournals.org/IJARER/Content%202014/May/Content.htm
dc.subject male role model en_US
dc.subject male teachers en_US
dc.subject early childhood male teachers en_US
dc.subject pre-service male teachers en_US
dc.subject inservice male teachers en_US
dc.title 'Moving away from the caring': exploring the views of in-service and pre-service male teachers about the concept of the male teacher as role model at an early entry childhood and post-primary level en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-05-08T11:36:22Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.14662/IJARER2014.017
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2720815
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Academic Research in Education and review
dc.description.status peer reviewed


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