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The (Female) Elephant in the Wisconsin Statehouse

by Christine A. Ogren - March 23, 2011

This commentary traces how gender ideology has shaped teachers' work lives and status. For a century and a half, the majority of teachers in the U.S. have been women. It is important to acknowledge the role of gender in recent attacks on teachers' collective-bargaining rights.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 23, 2011
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16373, Date Accessed: 3/5/2021 2:41:52 PM

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  • Christine Ogren
    The University of Iowa
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    CHRIS OGREN is Associate Professor at The University of Iowa, where she teaches history of education in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies. She is the author of The American State Normal School: "An Instrument of Great Good" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), various book chapters, and articles in History of Education Quarterly, The Journal of Higher Education, and Women's Studies Quarterly.
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