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Promoting Positive Teacher Masculinities

Talking openly about gender, power and identity, and how these affect teaching and learning, is essential for effective educational programming. But be prepared for the possibility that male teachers in your context might resist talking about gender issues in general and about changing male roles and responsibilities in particular.

Reflection/Discussion:

What might be the specific issues to discuss with male teachers and other education personnel in your context in relation to gender, power, identity? What resistance (if any) might there be to such discussions? How could teacher educators and education and livelihoods development program staff anticipate and creatively work with those resistances?

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