Enseignement au primaire : vision de la masculinité dans un monde féminin : étude exploratoire

Authors: Charbonneau, Lucie
Advisor: Jeffrey, Denis
Abstract: Although gender equality and diversity have made great progress in recent decades in Quebec, some workplaces are still predomiently male or female. This is the case for elementary education. Indeed, women take a great place in this domain, representing approximately 85% of teachers. This situation is not new, but it is increasingly questioned by the government and the media. The purpose of this research is to present the situation of men in elementary education. We did this by exploring the various point of view of teachers, both males and females. We met ten male teachers and ten female teachers in Quebec. Our results show that male elementary teachers have a different career path than their female colleagues. According to teachers interviewed, working conditions are not conducive to male participation in education. Some of them perceive the profession more as a vocation where the child is placed at the center of motivations. Moreover, it seems that teachers perceive some differences in the class management of men versus that of women. Finally, a greater presence of men in primary education seems to be desired by teachers, men and women, particularly to ensure a mixed image of the profession for students and allow them to have contact with a greater number of male role models.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2009
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21320
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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