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How do Australian male primary teachers cope with social isolation in their schools?


Cruickshank, V, How do Australian male primary teachers cope with social isolation in their schools?, Education 3-13 pp. 1-15. ISSN 1475-7575 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03004279.2019.1645191


Male primary teachers make up a minority of the primary teaching profession in countries such as Australia, England and the United States of America. This minority status can result in male primary teachers feeling socially isolated within their schools, and consequently choosing to leave the profession. This gender-related challenge is known, yet previous research has primarily focused on deconstructing and critically examining issues of gender in primary school contexts; rather than identifying practical coping strategies these men can use to deal with it and persist in the profession. Consequently, this research used surveys and interviews to identify and analyse the coping strategies experienced male primary teachers use to deal with their social isolation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:male primary teachers, social isolation, challenges, strategies, coping
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Primary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:135863
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-11-19
Last Modified:2020-06-23

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