Gender awareness of students of education

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Faculty of Education

Description The study explores the meaning of gender for students at a Czech faculty of education who participated in the course on gender-sensitive education. In-depth interviews with eight participants of the course were conducted and analysed using the Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis in order to investigate their experience with gaining a gender perspective on teaching. The results shed light on participants' understanding of gender-sensitive education and describe the impact of the course on their identity. The article claims that enhancing gender awareness of future educators is crucial for promoting the value of equal opportunities for men and women since educators play an important role in the development of pupils' identities and citizenship. When speaking about gender-sensitive education the theory of post-structural feminism is applied.
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