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Gendered aspects of Leisure-time teachers' care - social and physical dimensions

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>5/04/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Education Inquiry
Number of pages14
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date5/04/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article aims to gain knowledge on how gender and profession are accounted for and
expressed in leisure-time teachers’ (LtTs) work in Sweden, with a specific focus on the caring
aspects of the profession. Our results show that LtTs take up various positions in navigating
between aspects connected to managerialism and external auditing as well as trust and internal
valuation. We argue that the need exists for an expanded understanding of care in order to
recognise and reward various gendered actions and activities in teachers’ caring orientation. The
article provides knowledge to both researchers and practitioners on gendered nuances of care
that by tradition have been connected to women.