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    Here is a collection of references I have found. Forgive the messy format, it is crude but usually I am the only one using it, but it may give you some documents to chase down.
    I don’t know how to attach a document so here it is cut and pasted.
    Research studies
    • Bradley, J. G. (2000). Male elementary teacher candidates: A narrative perspective on
    their initial career choice. McGill Journal of Education 35(2), 155-172.

    Carrington, B. (2002). A quintessentially feminine domain? Student teachers’
    constructions of primary teaching as a career. Educational Studies, 28(3), 287-

    • Cooney, M. H., & Bittner, M. T. (2001). Men in early childhood education: Their
    emergent issues. Early Childhood Education Journal, 8(29), 77-82.

    • DeCorse, C. J. B. & Vogtle, S. P. (1997). In a complex voice: The contradictions of male
    elementary teachers’ career choice and professional identity. Journal of Teacher
    Education, 48(1), 37-46.

    • Hebert, T. P. (2000). Gifted males pursuing careers in elementary education: Factors that
    influence a belief in self. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 24(1), 7-45.

    Gamble nR. J., & Wilkins, J. (1997). Beyond tradition: Where are the men in elementary
    education? Contemporary Education, 68(3), 1187-1193.

    • Johnston, J., McKeown, E. & McEwen, A. (1999). Choosing primary teaching as a
    career: The perspectives of males and females in training. Journal of Education
    for Teaching, 25(1), 55-64.

    Klecker, B. M. (1999). Male elementary school teachers’ ratings of job satisfaction by
    years of teaching experience. Education, 119(3), 504-513.

    • Oyler, C., Jennings, G. T., & Lozada, P. (2001). Silenced gender: The construction of a
    male primary educator. Teaching and Teacher Education, 17, 367-379.

    • Skelton, C. (2003). Male primary teachers and perceptions of masculinity. Educational
    Review, 55(2), 195-209.

    Sumsion, J. (2000). Negotiating otherness: A male early childhood educator’s gender
    positioning. International Journal of Early Years Education, 8(2), 129-140.

    Thornton, M. (1999). Reducing wastage among men student teachers in primary courses:
    A male club approach. Journal of Education for Teaching, 25(1), 41-53.

    • Vogt, F. (2002). A caring teacher: Explorations into primary school teachers’
    professional identity and ethic of care. Gender and Education 14(3), 251-264.

    • Wilkins, J. & Gamble, R. J. (2000). An examination of gender differences among
    teachers in Jamaican schools. Multicultural Education, 7(4), 18-20.

    Carrington, B. & Skelton, C. (2003). Re-thinking ‘role models’: Equal opportunities in
    teacher recruitment in England and Wales. Journal of Educational Policy, 18(3),

    King, J. R. (1998). Uncommon caring: Learning from men who teach young children.
    New York; Teachers College Press.

    Men, Pre-service Training and the Implications for Continuing Professional Development.
    Author(s): Thornton, Mary
    Source: Journal of In-service Education v27 n3 p477-90 2001
    Publication Year: 2001

    Title: Primary School Teachers’ Careers in England and Wales: The Relationship Between Gender, Role, Position and Promotion Aspirations.
    Author(s): Thornton, Mary; Bricheno, Pat
    Source: Pedagogy, Culture and Society v8 n2 p187-206 2000
    Publication Year: 2000
    ISSN: 14681366

    Title: A Few Good Men.
    Author(s): Vail, Kathleen
    Source: American School Board Journal v186 n10 p28-30 Oct 1999
    Publication Year: 1999
    ISSN: 00030953

    Title: Choosing To Teach: Perceptions of Male Preservice Teachers in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
    Author(s): Stroud, James C.; Smith, Lawrence L.; Ealy, Lenore T.; Hurst, Rosemary
    Source: Early Child Development and Care v163 p49-60 Aug 2000
    Publication Year: 2000
    ISSN: 03004430

    Title: Gender and Cohort Differences in University Students’ Decisions To Become Elementary Teacher Education Majors.
    Author(s): Montecinos, Carmen; Nielsen, Lynne E.
    Source: Journal of Teacher Education v48 n1 p47-54 Jan-Feb 1997
    Publication Year: 1997
    ISSN: 00224871

    Title: The Experience of Students in a Gender Minority in Courses at a College of Higher and Further Education.
    Author(s): Thurtle, Val; Hammond, Shaun; Jennings, Paul
    Source: Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education v50 n4 p629-46 1998
    Publication Year: 1998
    ISSN: 13636820
    Descriptors: *Nontraditional Occupations; *Preservice Teacher Education; *Sex Stereotypes; *Vocational Education; Early Childhood Education; Engineering; Females; Higher Education; Males; Motor Vehicles; Postsecondary Education; Technical Institutes
    Abstract: Interviews with 10 men studying early childhood education and 8 women in motor-vehicle engineering, areas in which they were gender minorities, revealed intimidating behaviors and stereotypes preventing their full participation. Difficulties also arose in workshops and job placements. (SK)
    Language: English
    Clearinghouse: Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (CE534118)
    Number of Pages: 18
    Publication Type: Journal Article (080)
    Reports – Research/Technical (143)
    Journal Code: CIJOCT1999
    Entry Month: 199910
    ERIC Number: EJ580934
    Persistent link to this record:

    Other Articles
    Cohen, D. (1992). Why there are so few male teachers in early grades. Education Digest,
    57(6), 11-13.

    Lawson, J. (2004, January/February). Male teachers in elementary schools. Athens
    Parent, 13-15.

    Mills, M. (2004). Male teachers, homophobia, misogyny and teacher education. Teaching
    Education, 15(1), 27-39.


    Mason, ,J. (2002). Qualitative researching. London: Sage.

    Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research & evaluation methods. Thousand Oaks, CA:

    Too Old?

    Galbraith, M. (1992). Understanding career choices of men in elementary education.
    Journal of Educational Research, 85(4), 246-253.

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