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Article Title

Female Like Me

Document Type

Forum Theme 1

Abstract

Following graduation, from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in elementary education, I clearly remember my aunt asking me very kindly but cautiously if when I completed my graduate work, could I get a “better job.” Of course I knew what she meant and I also understood where the question originated. Who ever heard of a man with a terminal degree teaching second-graders? Wasn’t that illegal or something? Wasn’t that “women’s work?” Wouldn’t I at least teach high school? Wouldn’t I take an administrative position or find a job teaching “bigger students.” The answer was a definitive NO. I was not going to work with larger students despite the fact I had recently earned a larger degree. I was heading back to the classroom to teach second- and third-graders.

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Journal Title

UNIversitas

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

7

Copyright

©2006 Lynn E. Nielsen

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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