boys and achievement

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  • BOYS AND ACHIEVEMENT
    • BOYS AND LITERACY
      • gender gap due to boys poor literacy and language skills
      • parents don't read to boys as much, mum do it- female thing
      • football and computer games don't help boys devlop language compared to girls passtimes
    • DECLINE OF TRADITIONAL MENSJOBS
      • Decline in heavy industries such as in iron steel ship building ect which were typically male, has led to identity crisis
    • FEMINISATION OF EDUCATION
      • Schools do not nurture 'masculine' traits such as competitiveness and leadership
    • SHORTAGE OF MALE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
      • Lack of strong positive role models
      • only 16% of primary teachers are male
    • 'LADDISH' SUBCULTURES
      • Working class boys are likely to be harassed, labelled experience homophobic abuse if they appear to be swats
      • FRANCIS as girls move in to masculine areas boys become more  laddish in effort to not be seen as feminine
      • working class male culture is about being tough and doing manual work

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