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Феминизация на учителската професия в България
Feminization of the Teaching Profession in Bulgaria

Author(s): Petrana Stoykova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, School education, Vocational Education, Higher Education , History of Education, State/Government and Education, Social development, Social differentiation, Family and social welfare, Economic development, Social Norms / Social Control, Globalization, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: education; school; feminization; Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: Alongside with the massovisation of the Bulgarian education there is also a process of feminization of the teaching profession. According to Eurostat data from 2017, the demographic profile of the contemporary Bulgarian teacher is as follows: with bachelor or master degree (93% of the teaching staff); female (84% of all teachers in the country); over 50 years old (48% of the Bulgarian teachers). This article investigates different reasons for the feminisation of the teaching profession in Bulgaria and the consequences of turning this profession into a predominantly female one. The analysis is based on the results of 30 in-depth interviews with former and current Bulgarian teachers conducted by the author in March 2018.

  • Issue Year: 26/2018
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 627-636
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian