Exploring gender roles' effects of Turkish women teachers on their teaching practices


Sari M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, cilt.32, ss.814-825, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2011.08.002
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.814-825

Özet

The purpose of this study is to investigate how gender roles of women teachers affect their practices in the classrooms. Participants in the study were 75 female teachers working in elementary schools in Adana, Turkey. Findings indicated that gender roles of women teachers have important effects on their educational practices. Women teachers explained how their gender roles affect their profession mostly in terms of "also being a mother" in both positive and negative directions. The main points in teachers' explanations were "being a mother and a spouse", "stress", "close relationships with students and parents" and "lack of authority and issues of confidence". (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved,