Private writing, public selves

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Situating itself within the field of feminist scholarship, this piece brings together a range of academic and professional literature, as well as the author’s own experiences as a PGCE (Postgraduate certificate in Education) tutor in England, to consider how women teachers are using online life-writing for personal and professional self-expression, and the impact this has on their wellbeing. In an educational climate facing a recruitment and retention crisis, do social media platforms and online blogs allow women teachers to be chameleon-like and create a feminised world in cyberspace, or do they result in a culture of fabricated selves and low levels of personal and professional wellbeing?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages7
JournalTEAN Storehouse
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2019

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Teaching Learning and Curriculum
  • SoE Centre for Knowledge, Culture, and Society
  • SoE Language Literacies and Education Network


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