Female technology education teachers’ experiences of Finnish craft education
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|Number of pages||48|
|Journal||DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
The study was carried out using semi-structured theme interviews, and the data were collected from November to December 2014. The study group consisted of seven female teachers of technical craft and technology education working in basic education schools. A qualitative theory-oriented thematic analysis was carried out through the identification, coding, analysis and reporting of patterns within the data. The findings revealed that all of the participants had experienced gendered patterns in terms of divisions of labour, construction of symbols and images and interactions between women. It is hoped that the findings of this study will facilitate the implementation of supportive interventions in the future.