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Still 'a good job for a woman'? Women teachers' experiences of modernization in England and Wales

Conley, Hazel and Jenkins, Sarah Louise 2011. Still 'a good job for a woman'? Women teachers' experiences of modernization in England and Wales. Gender, Work & Organization 18 (5) , pp. 488-507. 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2011.00573.x

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Abstract

This article examines women teachers' experiences of modernization in schools in England and Wales. The article explores the impact of modernization on their work and non-work lives and why, in some cases, modernization has made it impossible for them to remain in the occupation. The evidence presented suggests that modernization has resulted in the intensification and extensification of teaching to such an extent that it is increasingly difficult to combine a teaching career with primary family care responsibilities. Given that teaching is a female-dominated occupation, this has serious implications for government education policy. We argue that the modernization project in the UK has been a driving force for the adverse gender impact that is undermining equality of opportunity for women teachers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women teachers; modernization; work–life balance
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
ISSN: 1468-0432
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:34
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23013

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