'Who Cares?' Gender, care and secondary schooling: 'Accidental findings' from a seclusion unit

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Barker, J. 2019. 'Who Cares?' Gender, care and secondary schooling: 'Accidental findings' from a seclusion unit. British Educational Research Journal. 45 (6), pp. 1279-1294. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3562
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Title'Who Cares?' Gender, care and secondary schooling: 'Accidental findings' from a seclusion unit
AuthorsBarker, J.
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A breadth of research explores gendered professional identities, practices and spaces across a range of UK educational institutions (Barber, 2002, Murray, 2006, Ringrose, 2010, Warin, 2017). One focus has been on links between gender, care and education in early years settings and primary schools, although less attention has been given to caring within secondary schools (see Laurent, 2013, Gillies and Robinson, 2013 as important exceptions). Drawing upon qualitative research conducted in London within an in-school Seclusion Unit, this paper brings together a Lefebvrian conceptualisation of space with feminist theorisations of care to explore how the Unit (conceived as a space of control, discipline and punishment) also became an unlikely space of care. In doing so, the paper explores complex intersections between gender and care and how everyday caring practices in schools are inextricably linked to and embedded within broader institutional and spatial agendas and processes.

Keywordscare; gender; secondary schools; seclusion
PublisherWiley
JournalBritish Educational Research Journal
ISSN0141-1926
Electronic1469-3518
Publication dates
Online22 Jul 2019
Print06 Dec 2019
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Deposited16 Jul 2019
Accepted03 Jul 2019
Output statusPublished
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Barker, J. (2019), ‘Who cares?’ Gender, care and secondary schooling: ‘Accidental findings’ from a seclusion unit. Br Educ Res J, 45: 1279-1294. doi:10.1002/berj.3562, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3562. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3562
Web of Science identifierWOS:000477394700001
LanguageEnglish
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