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Women and teachers: repercussions of double duty on life conditions and on teaching work

From a gender perspective, this study, with qualitative approach, discusses women's life and work conditions when they work for children education at public schools concerning the first grades of elementary education in the interior of Rondonia State, Brazil. The results reveal bad conditions of life and work for these women who, besides being teachers, have to take care of their houses and do not have social assistance. Being women, housewives and teachers bring negative consequences to their lives and their job as educators.

gender; house holding; teaching work; double duty


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