Boys and Education

Why are boys being failed by schools?
The lessons are too 'feminised'
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What is Sewell calling?
More nurturing of traditional 'male traits' such as competitiveness and leadership
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What does Sewell state?
That schools focus on feminine qualities, such as organisation and attentiveness
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What does Sewell want?
Extra effort to recruit male teachers
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What are some boys turning to as an outlet for their frustrated masculinity?
Gang violence
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What are the statistics of male and female exam results in 2004?
Females- 63.3% of females were A*-C grade Males- 54.9%
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Who refers to the boys behaviour as laddish?
Jackson
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What is the main setting for the construction of masculinity?
School
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Who are the two sociologists that research 'laddish' subcultures?
Epstein and Francis
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Who promised to tackle the gender achievement gap and how did they plan to do it?
Gordon Brown, he recommended changes to the classroom to personalise learning to boys' needs e.g. the increased use of computers, more sport and community service to encourage discipline
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What is Sewell calling?

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What does Sewell state?

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What does Sewell want?

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What are some boys turning to as an outlet for their frustrated masculinity?

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