Entrances and exits: changing perceptions of primary teaching as a career for men

M.E. Thornton, P. Bricheno

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    Abstract

    The number of men in teaching has always been small, particularly in early childhood, but those that do come into teaching usually do so for the same reasons as women, namely enjoyment of working with children, of wanting to teach and wanting to make a difference to children's lives. However, in two separate studies, the authors have shown that on beginning teacher training in 1998, and at the point of leaving the profession in 2005, men and women tend to emphasise different concerns. This article will explore those differences and seek possible explanations for how men's views of teaching might be changing over time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)717-731
    JournalEarly Child Development and Care
    Volume178
    Issue number7-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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