Boys, Girls and Achievement: Addressing the Classroom Issues

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Becky Francis provides teachers with a thorough analysis of the various ways in which secondary school pupils construct their gender identities in the classroom. The book also discusses methods by which teachers might challenge these gender constructions in the classroom and thereby address the 'gender gap' in achievement.
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Overview

Becky Francis provides teachers with a thorough analysis of the various ways in which secondary school pupils construct their gender identities in the classroom. The book also discusses methods by which teachers might challenge these gender constructions in the classroom and thereby address the 'gender gap' in achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415231633
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/30/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Becky Francis is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Post-Compulsory Education, University of Greenwich. Her research interests include gender identity construction in education, gender and achievement, feminist theory and policy development in nurse education.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Gender and Achievement: A Summary of Debates 4
2 Theoretical Perspectives of Gender Identity 13
3 Gendered Classroom Culture 30
4 Young People's Constructions of Gender and Status 50
5 Young People's Talk about Gender and Studentship 66
6 Young People's Views of the Importance of Gender and Education for their Lives 80
7 Young People's Talk about Gender and Behaviour 94
8 Discussion: Gender, Achievement and Status 117
9 Teaching Strategies for the Future 132
App. 1 Interview Schedule 153
App. 2 Transcript Conventions 154
App. 3 Attributes of an Ideal Pupil 155
Notes 156
References 158
Index 165
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