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Gender, race, and the politics of role modelling : the influence of male teachers / Wayne Martino, Goli Rezai-Rashti.

Author/creator Martino, Wayne
Other author/creatorRezai-Rashti, Goli.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York ; London : Routledge, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xii, 274 pages).
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Variant title Gender, race, and the politics of role modeling
Series Routledge research in education ; 70
Routledge research in education ; 70. ^A515228
Contents 9. The Politics of Multiculturalism, Representation, and Role Modelling in a Multi-Racial Muslim School Community -- 10. Do the Gender and Race of the Teachers Really Matter : Students' Perspectives on Role Modelling -- 11. Conclusion: Towards a Social Imaginary Beyond Role Modelling -- Notes -- About the Authors.
Contents Gender, Race, and the Politics of Role Modelling: The Influence of Male Teachers -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Male Teacher Shortage and the Politics of Representation -- 3. Black Teachers' Narratives about Role Modelling and Representation -- 4. Beyond Race-Role Modelling: Black Male Teachers as Organic Intellectuals -- 5. The Question of Male Privilege -- 6. The Scourge of Repressive Female Authority -- 7. The Case of Male Bonding and the Demonization of Female Teachers -- 8. The Lure of Hegemonic Masculinity for Male Elementary School Teachers.
Abstract "This book provides an illuminating account of teachers' own reflections on their experiences of teaching in urban schools. It was conceived as a direct response to policy-related and media-generated concerns about male teacher shortage and offers a critique of the call for more male roles in elementary schools to address important issues regarding gender, race and the politics of representation. By including the perspectives of minority teachers and students, and by drawing on feminist, queer and anti-racist frameworks, this book rejects the familiar tendency to resort to role modeling as a basis for explaining or addressing boys' disaffection with schooling. Indeed, the authors argue, on the basis of their research in urban schools in Toronto and Australia, that educational policy concerned with male teacher shortage and the plight of poor, disaffected minority boys would benefit from engaging with analytic perspectives and empirical literature which move beyond the singularity of gender and race as a basis for entertaining an urban school reform agenda that emphasizes the transformative potential of the male teacher as a role model. Presented within is a compelling case for the need to disarticulate discourses about role modeling from a politics of representation that is committed to addressing the reality of the impact of racial and structural inequalities on both minority teachers and students' participation in the education system. This book also provides insight into the persistence of gender inequality as it relates to the status of elementary school teaching as women's work"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Martino, Wayne. Gender, race, and the politics of role modelling. New York London : Routledge, 2012 9780415878661
Genre/formElectronic books.
Genre/formCase studies.
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9781136492860 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1136492860 (electronic bk.)

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