Internal factors for underachievement of boys

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  • Internal factors for the underachievement of boys
    • feminisation of education
      • schools have been feminised and don't encourage masculine traits such as competitiveness
      • Tony sewell- caused an underachievement of boys and so has GCSE's and coursework
    • shortage of male primary school teachers
      • lack of male role models
      • only small minority are male and some have no male teachers at all
      • male teachers are better at disciplining boys, more successful in making them work hard
    • laddish subcultures
      • boys labelled as suckups for trying too hard
      • to avoid being called gay they reject schoolwork
      • boys have to do more to prove masculinity


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