This is a guest post by my friend and colleague Dr Nasima Hassan (@Nasimatheroad) from the University of East London. With a Muslim male PFA Player of the Year and a Muslim male Mayor of London hitting the headlines in recent weeks, writing about Muslim male primary school teachers as postmodern change-makers might look like […]Read more "Muslim, Male and Primary School Teacher: The Postmodern Change Maker"
My last post was about the experiences of male primary school teachers, and I made the argument that many men in schools need to do more reflection on the extent to which they benefit from patriarchy and the different gendered expectations placed on men and women. I say this not as someone on a higher […]Read more "Primary Classrooms, Gender and Feminism"
To be a man in a patriarchal society confers unjust privilege on every single man who teaches, no matter how egalitarian, counter-normative or pro-feminist their actions and persuasions. By virtue of being a biologically male primary school teacher, I am immediately ‘visible’ and different from the majority of my colleagues and this benefits me enormously […]Read more "Male Primary Teachers and Feminism"
‘The Boy in the Sari’ is the name of a long critical essay that I wrote for the Masters course on which I am currently enrolled, the MA Sociology of Education at UCL-IoE. The whole essay is a 5,000 word behemoth which picks apart a ‘critical incident’ and analyses it in theoretical and practical depth. […]Read more "The Boy in the Sari"
Primary schools are places in which gender is made to seem real. Through the often uncritical bombardment of the fairy tales, myths and legends to which they are exposed, children see fragile princesses passively awaiting their princes, see regular girls rocket in worth as – like Cinderella – they are made to conform to a […]Read more "How Primary Schools Create Gender"