Boys and Achievement

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1. Who claimed that laddish culture was becoming increasingly more widespread and why?

  • Francis - because females are getting careers and males respond by over-exaggerating thier masculinity
  • Cohen - because of a lack of male role models both in the family and at school
  • Baker - because the education is becoming over-feminised and boys respond by playing up to their masculinity
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2. Francis claimed that..?

  • Boys were more concerned than girls about being labelled by peers as swots because it was more of a threat to their masculinity
  • Boys are more worried about being labelled as 'yobs' than girls, and so focus attention on school-work
  • Boys are more likely to be labelled as swots, so naturally try to avoid this by horsing around in class

3. What has a shortage of male primary teachers led to?

  • A lack of a strong postive male rolemodels both at school and at home
  • A feminised education system
  • Girls being favourited by other female teachers

4. Epstein argued that working class boys are more likely to be harrassed if they appear to be swots

  • True
  • False

5. A criticism of Mitos and Browne is..?

  • Anti-school male subcultures still exist, affecting achievement
  • There was not a decline in skilled jobs which require qualifications, thus there should be no effect on boys' motivations
  • As education has also become feminised, boys' should be used to working in this environment



Really good and helpful to find out what I didn't know and needed to revise :)

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