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Wanted men? Gendered discourses in work with children and young people

Robb, Martin (2019). Wanted men? Gendered discourses in work with children and young people. In: Robb, Martin; Montgomery, Heather and Thomson, Rachel eds. Critical Practice with Children and Young People, 2nd edition. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 219–237.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses efforts to redress the gender imbalance in services for children and young people, posing the question as to why there has been so much emphasis in recent years on recruiting more men to work with children, and offering a critical examination of the ‘male role model’ rhetoric that has been influential in debates around this issue. The chapter calls for a more critical understanding of how gender comes into play in work with children.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Open University
ISBN: 1-4473-5282-3, 978-1-4473-5282-2
Keywords: childcare; gender; masculinities; role models; discourse; policy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Childhood Youth and Sport Group (CYSG)
Item ID: 68817
Depositing User: Martin Robb
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68817
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