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Palgrave Macmillan

Inequalities in the Teaching Profession

A Global Perspective

ISBN 9781137328595
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Informed by social constructivist, feminist and post-colonial theories, this unique collection of essays by world-leading scholars questions a view of the teaching profession as inclusive. While acknowledging that teaching offers employment opportunities to individuals from a range of backgrounds, Inequalities in the Teaching Profession highlights the persistence of inequalities in this profession. The volume also explores how gender, ethnicity, social class and other identity markers shape teachers' entries to the profession, their career progression and their wider professional and 'personal' experiences. Favouring an encompassing approach to equality issues, this book takes a global perspective and covers a wide and diverse range of institutional and national contexts.

Marie-Pierre Moreau is Reader in Education at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her most recent book is Les Enseignants et le Genre (Teachers and Gender, 2011).

1. Introduction: Theorising and Mapping Inequalities in the Teaching Profession; Marie-Pierre Moreau
2. A Global Concern: Creating a Diverse Teaching Force for Marginalised Communities in Japan, the UK, the USA, China and Bhutan; June A. Gordon
3. A Question of Role and Respect: The Status of Female Teachers in Societies in Change; Jill Sperandio
4. Who Counts as a 'Real' Teacher? Australian Teachers as Respectable, Conservative - and White; Ninetta Santoro
5. Grumpy Old Teachers? An Insight into the Life Experiences of Veteran Teachers; Nicky Watts
6. Bodies and Binaries: An Examination of Women Teachers in the USA; Christine Mallozzi
7. Negotiating Sexualities, Constructing Possibilities: Teachers and Diversity; Jukka Lehtonen, Tarja Palmu and Elina Lahelma
8. Lesbian and Gay Teachers: Negotiating Subjectivities in Sydney Schools; Tania Ferfolja
9. Making Sense of their Career Pathways: The Work Narratives of Women Primary School Principals in Hong Kong; Anita K. W. Chan
10. Examining the Racial Politics and Public Discourse of the African American Teacher in the USA; Antony L. Brown and Keffrelyn Brown
11. The Limits of Role Modelling as a Policy Frame for Addressing Equity Issues in the Teaching Profession; Wayne J. Martino
12. Conclusion; Marie-Pierre Moreau

Anthony L. Brown, University of Texas, USA

Keffrelyn Brown, University of Texas, USA

Anita K. W. Chan, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Tania Ferfolja, University of Western Sydney, Australia

June A. Gordon, University of California, USA

Elina Lahelma, University of Helsinki, Finland

Jukka Lehtonen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Christine Mallozzi, University of Kentucky, USA

Wayne J. Martino, Western University, Canada

Tarja Palmu, University of Helsinki, Finland

Ninetta Santoro, University of Strathclyde, UK

Jill Sperandio, Lehigh University, USA

Nicky Watts, Sheffield Hallam University, UK


"Students, lecturers and researchers in the areas of gender studies and social justice would find this text a useful resource as each chapter provides a substantive reference list for further explorations." - Gender and Education
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