The Dichotomy between the Concept of Professionalism and the Reality of Sexism in Teaching
Suggests that it is time to increase the professional status of teaching by demonstrating to society that the differences between teaching and more traditional professions are not about gender. There must be positive social construction that allows women access to their rightful place among all levels of organizational hierarchy.
Engvall, R, Westland, C.A., & Kaufman, R. (1997). The traditional dichotomy between the concept of professionalism & the reality of sexism in teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 48(2), 118-128.