’I do not want to shut myself behind closed doors’: experiences of Swedish teacher educators in Sweden (1945-2002)
2003 (English)In: Tidskrift för lärarutbildning och forskning, ISSN 1404-7659, no 3-4, 87-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article reports on a study of how teacher educators in northern Sweden have experienced change during the second half of the twentieth century. Research methods comprised extensive interviews with academic staff and administrators, and documentary and policy analysis. The article concentrates on two questions raised in the interviews: views on gender, and onset of a research culture. Findings suggest that female teacher educators are more aware than their male colleagues of imbalances in power relations and in pay and conditions between the sexes. They also appear more interested in the development of teacher education as a research-based discipline than their male colleagues who place greater value on their transmission of teaching and classroom knowledge and skills. Drawing on the work of Connell and others, it is suggested that the gender regime of teacher education(in this case, in Umeå University) positions men and women teacher educators differently in terms of change, in particular regarding who is likely to benefi t most from the introduction and development of a research culture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2003. no 3-4, 87-107 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4470DiVA: diva2:143590