Moral Panic

What is moral panic?
The worry that boys are underachieving so much in comparison to girls, in order to change this, changes need to be made to the curriculum
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What does Ringrose argue?
Moral panic has caused a shift in the education policy which has two negative effects
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What is one negative effect?
It ignores the disadvantaged working class and minority ethnic pupils
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What is another negative effect?
Other problems faved by girls in schools are ignored e.g. sexual harassment, bullying and self-esteem issues
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What does Osler say?
The focus on boys' underachievement has led to the neglect of girls
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What did Gordon Brown promise to tackle and how?
The gender gap by recommending changes to the classroom to personalise learning to boys' needs e.g. the increased use of computers, more sport and community service to encourage discipline
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