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What mankind? Teaching, students, (male and female) teachers

Quel(s) genre(s) ? Enseignement, élèves, enseignant(e)s

Welches Geschlecht? Unterricht, SchülerInnen, LehrerInnen

Revue internationale d'ethnographie n°4

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Published on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

This call for contribution of the Revue Internationale d’Ethnographie considers gender issue in terms of education and training through three “foundations”: teaching, students and teachers. It aims at assembling articles dealing with these three “foundations” – in a connected or disconnected way – by putting into evidence the dynamic which connect them to the gender issue so as to renew the knowledge extending to these observations of various situations. Expected contributions will emanate from ethnography but those from different subjects concerning humanities and social sciences may be relevant as well.

Announcement

Argument

The conceptual scheme of equality is based on three foundations: right for equality, equality for opportunity, equality in practice. Gender issue or more precisely the equality of the sexes as evaluated through these three foundations makes us realize that the right for equality has globally been transformed into right for opportunity. Nevertheless there actually lies a more or less noticeable, even strong inequality – depending on the fields, activities, etc. – between girls and boys, between men and women.

Until the end of high school, girls generally succeed better than boys and their school level, for example, is notably equal to that of their male schoolmates in mathematics. Nevertheless, women who take engineering studies and some scientific studies (mathematics, physics, computing, mechanics, etc.) are minorities. In the world of work, there still is gender modelling of jobs and gender labelling which is implied in the forms of work, the responsibilities and even the prestige attributed to the job even if some masculine bastions (law, medicine, etc.) have been conquered by women for some fifty years now. In France, 22.1% of senators in 2011 and 26.9% of deputies in 2012 were women. As for the sharing of household chores, despite a significant evolution these last decades, it still respects the “traditional” division of tasks quite faithfully.

This call for contribution of the Revue Internationale d’Ethnographie considers gender issue in terms of education and training through three “foundations”: teaching, students and teachers. It aims at assembling articles dealing with these three “foundations” – in a connected or disconnected way – by putting into evidence the dynamic which connect them to the gender issue so as to renew the knowledge extending to these observations of various situations. Expected contributions will emanate from ethnography but those from different subjects concerning humanities and social sciences may be relevant as well.

This issue deals with three parts in which different themes will be developed:

  • The first one will be reserved to the question of transmission in interactive situations. To what extent can interactive teaching in school, in class constitute an observation post pertinent enough to apprehend gender issue? Is transmission – way of doing and acting – gendered ? How is the process of production of the equality between girls and boys built and how is it reinforced in class daily interaction?
  • The second one will focus on the contents of pedagogical tools. The contents and use of pedagogical tools (books, CD/DVD, etc.) can be responsible for gender inequality and lack of symmetry in their representation. What dynamics imply this fact? What contents by what (male or female) teacher for what (male or female) student? How are these latter (texts, illustrations, etc.) perceived and received by the students?
  • The third one will deal with social stakes through the training-working continuum. Does the “cultural appropriation” which operates in school extend to the other spheres of society? What do students and teachers of both sexes learn? What is enlarged in the other spheres of society? And how are the extensions made?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Date(s)

  • Saturday, November 30, 2013

Keywords

  • genre, éducation, ethnographie

Contact(s)

  • Gilles Pinte
    courriel : gilles [dot] pinte [at] univ-ubs [dot] fr

Information source

  • Gilles Pinte
    courriel : gilles [dot] pinte [at] univ-ubs [dot] fr

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« What mankind? Teaching, students, (male and female) teachers », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, September 16, 2013, https://calenda.org/259491

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