Teacher Educators' Strategies and Dilemmas ConcerningGender Segregation and Inclusion
2013 (English)In: Disruptions and eruptions as opportunities for transforming education: Abstract book, 2013, 82-82 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
This paper contributes to our knowledge of teacher educators’ strategies for, anddilemmas with, working with gender inclusion in teachers’ education. It illustrateshow gender is constructed and reconstructed in teachers’ education. The studyrevealed that teachers’ education is not only – as earlier described – a highlyfeminised field, it is also a discipline that is permeated by horizontal and verticalsegregation typical of higher education. The study analyses how university teachereducators experience and handle consequences of this horizontal segregation,building on interviews with subject representatives at a Swedish university. Theresults exemplify how university teachers reflect on gender policies and their ownroles when working with teacher students. Heteronormative patterns also becomevisible in strategies meant to facilitate gender equality and desegregation. Theauthor argues for the need to include university teachers’ perspectives in futurestrategies for developing gender inclusion in university education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 82-82 p.
teacher education; gender inclusion; horizontal gender segregation; gender mainstreaming; dilemma; higher education
lärarutbildning; lärarprogram; gender ; segregation; genusinkludering; genuslektor; dilemma; universitet
Social Sciences Pedagogy Gender Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-90224OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-90224DiVA: diva2:612382
The 41st Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association, 7 – 9 March 2013 in Reykjavik
The presentation builds on and develops thoughts published as:
Kreitz-Sandberg, Susanne (2013). Gender inclusion and horizontal gender segregation: stakeholders strategies and dilemmas in Swedish teacher’ education. Gender and Education, DOI 10.1080/09540253.2013.7725662013-03-212013-03-212013-03-21