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Teachers and educational policies: Negotiating discourses of male role modelling

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Early online date19 Jul 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 6 Jul 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Oct 2017


Since the 1990s there has been some considerable discussion in English education policy of boys' underachievement and of male teachers serving as ‘role models’. Drawing on two separate research projects, this article explores the diverse ways in which individual teachers negotiate discourses of role modelling, while also considering the performative nature of these discourses and some of their effects on teachers. The article shows that discourses of role modelling retain some currency among teachers and highlights the need for contemporary research on equality issues to inform the work of both policy-makers and teachers.



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