WOMEN TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCES ON GENDER ROLES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPHERES

2021-9
Sayın Güran, Ümmühan
Gender perceptions and gender-based stereotypes might heavily affect the motives behind the preference of a profession, and teaching is among the professions in which gender-based differences are most prominent. In terms of the qualifications it requires and the opportunities it offers, teaching is a profession where women can carry out their individual and professional roles together. The gender-based division of labor adheres to traditional norms both in the private sphere and in the public sphere, and it can be deduced that the professions are divided strongly on the basis of the gender-based division of labor. In this study, women teachers were asked about their motives in becoming a teacher and their views and experiences about teaching profession. As a result of the data analysis, the most important internal and external reasons for teachers to prefer teaching profession have been determined. The impact of family and social environment constitute the most important reasons along with loving children and loving being a teacher. Since external and personal reasons are interconnected, this interconnectedness is highly informed by traditional gender roles and patriarchal structure in Turkey.
Citation Formats
Ü. Sayın Güran, “WOMEN TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCES ON GENDER ROLES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPHERES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.