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Scholes, Laura – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Exploring the diverse nature of students' interpretations of their reading experiences, this study moves beyond broad generalizations about boys and girls to consider complexities inherent in the social processes that influence students' engagement in reading. While the study aimed to develop understandings about the ways notions of masculinity…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Masculinity, Males, Females
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Helbig, Marcel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
The prevalence of women in the teaching profession has been claimed by various scholars to be responsible for the low school performance among boys. Based on this claim there have been widespread calls for increasing the share of male teachers as a means of improving boys' school performance. There is, however, very little empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Program Effectiveness
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Bhana, Deevia – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
Drawing on data derived from two socially contrasting primary schools in Durban, this paper focuses on how gender and sexuality feature in the teaching and discussion of HIV/AIDS. A detailed analysis of two "life-skills" lessons in the two schools shows that, despite the social differences between the schools, discussions of gender and…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Social Differences, Sexuality, Elementary School Students