gender and achievement boys

boys underachievement in perspective?
underachievement of boys in eduction has been a increasing concern. however boys performance has been improving, but just not as quickly as that of girls. francis and skelton believe that concern of this issue has been exaggerated 'moral panic'
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there is still evidence boys are underachieving?
working class boys still tend do very poorly in education. there has been a widening of the gender gap the difference in performance between men and women
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changes in he labour market?
although women have advantaged from the change in the labour market men have disadvantaged. a decline in manufacturing industry has led to reduction in manual jobs which are usually done by men. a rise in the proportion of service sector (women jobs)
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changes in he labour market?p2
an increase in part time and temporary jobs more suited to women,who combine childcare with paid work, than to men seeking full times employment in order to act as the primary breadwinner in a household.
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changes in he labour market?p3
an increase in long term unemployment tends to affect men are than women
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boys in the education system?
research suggest that the relative lack of success of boys stems from the interaction between the culture of masculinity and the education education system.
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boys in the education system?p2
1. boys get more classroom attention from teachers but are criticized more by teachers than girls, this can lower expectations.
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boys in the education system p3
2.changing teacher attitudes about male underachievement have led to boys losing confidence 3. the stereotype of the ideal pupil tends to fit girls better than boys girls may seem more organised and be more conscientious than boys.
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jackson: laddish culture?
used interviews and questionnaires to study masculinity and felinity in 8 school
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what did jackson find :
schools were dominated by culture of hegemonic masculinity which valid toughness, over and competitiveness. academic work was seen as being feminine and therefore uncool to boys.
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what did jackson find: p2
boys tended to mess around to impress their peer group rather than concentrating on the work-acting out a culture of laddish masculinity.
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Mitsos and browne? other factors inside education system
teachers now have low expectations of boys. they expect them to be disruptive and their work to be late/rushed. they therefore tend not to push boys to do better when they are under performing.
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Mitsos and browne? other factors inside education system p2
boys may become disillusioned with education in their early years. primary school environments tend to be female dominant and have excessive emphasis on being neat and tidy which are not boys strengths
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