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

Hjalmarsson, Maria and Löfdahl Hultman, Annica and Warin, Joanna (2017) Gendered aspects of Leisure-time teachers' care - social and physical dimensions. Education Inquiry.

PDF (Author accepted Hjalmarsson LofdahlHultman Warin_170217)
Author_accepted_Hjalmarsson_LofdahlHultman_Warin_170217.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (282kB)


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.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Education Inquiry
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
19 Apr 2017 11:00
Last Modified:
15 Sep 2023 00:34