Discussing Gender in Vocational-Technical High School Education: Achievements, Challenges, Taboos and Prejudices

Tânia Gracieli Vega Incerti Lindamir Salete Casagrande About the authors

Abstract

The objective of this article is to analyze how gender issues are part of common school practices and to understand, through the perception of students enrolled in courses for mechanical technicians and for technicians in photographic processes at the Vocational-Technical High School at the Federal Institute of Paraná –Curitiba campus, whether they identify gender inequalities in their educational careers. The research methodology involved semi-structured interviews issued to twenty-four students in the courses. The survey results indicate that gender issues are intertwined with and naturalized in the entire educational process at the vocational school.

Vocational-Technical Education; Gender Relations; Women and Technology

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