European Journal of Teacher Education volume 26, issue 2, P217-227 2003 DOI: 10.1080/0261976032000088747 View full text

Abstract: This article deals with gendered structures and processes of primary teacher education in Finland. The perspective is historical. On the basis of her development project and doctoral thesis, Sunnari states that Finnish female teachers have been and are educated to be the Responsible Other and to be marginalised as compared with male teachers. It will be stated further that the special subjects in teacher education for constructing gendered aims and orientations have been handicraft and physical education, jus…

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