Vol. 22 No. 2 (2019): Anno XXII, 2-2019
Articles

Outside the “gender cages”: men in training courses dedicated to educational and caring professions

Irene Biemmi
Ricercatrice di pedagogia generale e sociale - Università degli Studi di Firenze
Published December 17, 2019
Keywords
  • gender segregation in education,
  • educational choices,
  • men’s studies,
  • school orientation,
  • gender stereotypes
How to Cite
Biemmi, I. (2019). Outside the “gender cages”: men in training courses dedicated to educational and caring professions. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 22(2), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.13128/ssf-10783

Abstract

This article deals with the lack of male enrolments in training courses dedicated to educational and caring professions. A study carried out by the author with male university students who have known how to move outside the “gender cages” by enrolling in broadly feminised courses of study, allows us to pinpoint a plurality of social and cultural factors that discourage young men from approaching knowledge and practices historically unrelated to their gender. This contribution also intends to highlight the lack of attention paid to the promotion of gender equality in the Italian school and training context, particularly in terms of educational orientation

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