The work done by classroom assistants provides a valuable contribution to children's learning and development. However, this investigation has found that because of the nature of their work, their desire to work with children and the perfect fit for many working mothers, classroom assistants are a classic illustration of how work associated with women's traditional domestic and/ or caring role is undervalued. Classroom assistants, therefore, can often be described as both 'labourers of love' and 'captives of love.'
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||International Labour Process Conference 2008 - Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 1 Mar 2008 → 20 Mar 2008
|Conference||International Labour Process Conference 2008|
|Abbreviated title||ILPC 2008|
|Period||1/03/08 → 20/03/08|
- classroom assistants
- work value
- human resource management
Hurrell, S. A., Nickson, D. P., Warhurst, C., Commander, J., & Gilbert, K. (2008). Prisoners of love? Overtime work and the undervaluation of Scottish classroom assistants. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference 2008, Dublin, Ireland.