Boys and Achievement

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1. Mitos and Browne argued that..?

  • A decline in male employment oppertunities has lead to an identity crisis for men
  • An increase in traditional male job oppertunities has increased boys' self esteem and motivation
  • The workplace has become more feminised and there for boys' are experiencing a crisis of masculinity
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2. Francis argued that..?

  • Most pupils thought that female teachers treated boys more harshly
  • Two-thirds of 7-8 year olds believed that teacher gender didn't matter
  • 64% of primary school students said they would rather be taught by a male teacher

3. How have boys' leisure pursuits influenced achievement?

  • Activities such as football and playing computer games have done little to develop language skills
  • Reading and creative tasks are typical activities of boys, and have therefore developed language skills
  • Football and computer games have helped to aid boys' visual learning, increasing achievement

4. The gender gap is a result of...

  • Girls are more acedemically gifted as a result of biology
  • Boys' literacy and language skills (parents spend less time reading to their sons)
  • Boys' tendency to turn to alcohol at a younger age

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

  • True
  • False




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

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