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Rättvis, tillrättavisande och sympatisk: En studie om manliga lärarstudenters relation till sitt framtida yrke
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fair, correct and sympathetic : - - a study on male teacher students and the relationship with their future profession (English)
Abstract [en]

The gender balance in Swedish preschool and elementary schoolteachers is highly uneven. Male preschool and elementary schoolteachers consist of only 4% and 25% respectively. The study’s motivation is found here. The aim is to get knowledge of the way male students at university who are studying to become preschool or elementary schoolteachers use and take benefit of existing male discourses and if they make opposition on these discourses.

By the use of qualitative interviews, the material in this study is based on subjective views and experiences of male students doing gender in the context of a female-dominated space of study and anticipated future career.

Within a broader social constructive approach, the empirical material is analyzed by the use of Connell’s theory on gender and hegemonic masculinity. Other theoretical concept that have been used in this study to display and analyze the way the students are doing gender are such as “male discourses” and “masculinity”.

The result of this study suggest that male students are not giving up their use of male discourses, instead they are constructing a new role in relation to their future profession and existing discourses. They construct their profession roles in relation with their use of existing male discourses as well as opposition towards them, as well as the use of female discourses.

The result of this study suggest that male students are in some cases using existing male discourses in relation to their profession, but that they are also using active resistance towards these discourses with the use of female discourses.

These results go mostly in line with results presented by earlier studies in the field. The students are negotiating with the hegemonic masculinity in the way they are constructing their professional role as teachers and role models.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
Hegemonic masculinity, Male discourses, Gender, Education, Profession
Keywords [sv]
Hegemonisk maskulinitet, Manliga diskurser Kön, Utbildning, Yrke
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82596OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-82596DiVA, id: diva2:1316383
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Sociologi
Educational program
Sociology Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-05 Created: 2019-05-17 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved

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