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The ethical paradox: exploring the pedagogical potential of ethical gender relations between pre-service teacher and student
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 16:33 authored by Aimee Louise Parr
Providing children with ethical experiences has been an educational struggle fraught with theoretical and practical incompatibilities. Post Foucauldian theorists, such as Deborah Youdell and Laura Teague, have attempted to disrupt processes of inequality in schools by exploring how teachers might utilise performatives to constitute their students in ways that let them live. These ethical experiences disrupt unethical pedagogies that may injuriously constitute students – limiting the freedom of their existence. This study focuses on gendered constitutions specifically by engaging in discourses with pre-service teachers that explore their perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of gender. This study found that pre-service teachers were apprehensive when grappling with gendered discourses which diminished their agency. The roles of teachers, schools and institutions were considered whereby this study found that each struggled to implement ethical pedagogies that let students live. Finally, suggestions were made in an attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice; promoting pre-service institutional training in performative politics to allow for ethical relations between teachers and students.
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Chapter One. Pre-service teachers doing gender -- Chapter Two. Gender constitution in schools -- Chapter Three. Pre-service teacher training -- Conclusion.
NotesTheoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 52-59
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis MRes
DegreeMRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, School of Education
Department, Centre or SchoolSchool of Education
Year of Award2016
Principal SupervisorDavid L. W. (David Lloyd William) Saltmarsh
Additional Supervisor 1Tobia Fattore
RightsCopyright Aimee Louise Parr 2015. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright
Extent1 online resource (v, 65 pages)
Former Identifiersmq:57064 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1161190