Boys and Achievement

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1. Mitos and Browne argued that..?

  • The workplace has become more feminised and there for boys' are experiencing a crisis of masculinity
  • 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
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2. What has a shortage of male primary teachers led to?

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

3. Sewell argued that..?

  • Education is very masculine, celebrating qualities such as competitivenss and leadership, leading to boys' doing well
  • Education has become feminised and schools do not nurture 'masculine traits' and instead celebrate qualities associated with girls
  • Middle class boys are more likely to be harrassed if they appear to be 'swots'

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

  • True
  • False

5. Francis claimed that..?

  • Boys are more likely to be labelled as swots, so naturally try to avoid this by horsing around in class
  • 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



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

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