Sociology Gender Boys

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  • Gender- Boys
    • Boys themselves
      • lower aspirations as result of changes in society
      • boys enjoy education less than girls- leads to sub cultures
        • peer group pressure of sub culture- Willis lads rejected school
      • read less than girls- lower communication levels
    • Out of School Factors
      • decline in traditional male jobs
      • media images of laddish culture in male mags
      • family changes- no longer 'breadwinner'-so what?
    • In School Factors
      • feminisation of education
      • lack of male role models, learning appears girly
      • more likely to be excluded from school, 4/5 are boys
      • labelling, girls=ideal boys=not


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