Gender Theorists

Gender Questions
'Why do boys fail in education?' 'Why do girls do better in education than boys?' 'Outline and evaluate reasons for the difference in educational attainment between girls and boys.' etc.
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Mitsos and Browne
- by 16 girls are more mature than boys by up to 2 years - at GCSE level, boys overestimate the grade they will get, whereas girls underestimate
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Tony Sewell
- boys want 'street cred', don't get that from doing well in education, but from anti-school subcultures - girls are less likely to fall into anti school subcultures
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Mac an Ghail 1994
- 'breadwinner' role for men has declined 'crisis of masculinity' - more female jobs available
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Sue Sharpe 1994
- working class girls wanted to get married & have children (1976 study) - re did the study (1994) now they wanted a career - careers for girls are developing
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Card 2

Front

- by 16 girls are more mature than boys by up to 2 years - at GCSE level, boys overestimate the grade they will get, whereas girls underestimate

Back

Mitsos and Browne

Card 3

Front

- boys want 'street cred', don't get that from doing well in education, but from anti-school subcultures - girls are less likely to fall into anti school subcultures

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

- 'breadwinner' role for men has declined 'crisis of masculinity' - more female jobs available

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

- working class girls wanted to get married & have children (1976 study) - re did the study (1994) now they wanted a career - careers for girls are developing

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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