The Gender Perspective in Teacher Education: Innovating Through Psychological and Cultural Discourses

By Juan Ramon Guijarro Ojeda, Cristina Pérez Valverde, Raúl Ruiz Cecilia, Ana Belen Garcia Berben and Maria Aurelia Ramírez Castillo.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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In this paper we report on the outcomes of the Teaching Innovation Project “Gender and Sexual Orientation: From cultural discourses to innovation in teacher training” implemented at the Faculty of Education of the University of Granada (Spain) during the academic year 2006-2007. By adopting a gender perspective, teacher trainees get acquainted with real coeducation and learn positive attitudes (cognition, affection, and behaviour) which may help to dismantle sexist and homophobic discourses which provoke gender or sexual orientation discrimination. The participants of this project are 530 students registered for the following degrees: BA in Teacher Training: English as a Foreign Language; Physical Education; Audition and Language. Below, we describe the different gender implementations in the chosen courses: English as a Foreign Language for Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Language (English), Developmental aspects of thought and language and Psychology of Physical Education in Primary School.

Keywords: Teacher Training, Gender

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.431-438. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 562.719KB).

Dr. Juan Ramon Guijarro Ojeda

Lecturer in Didactics of Foreign Language and Literature, English Language and Literature Education, University of Granada, Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. Cristina Pérez Valverde

Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. Raúl Ruiz Cecilia

Granada, Granada, Spain

Ana Belen Garcia Berben

Granada, Granada, Spain

Dra Maria Aurelia Ramírez Castillo

Granada, Granada, Spain


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