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Gillander Gådin, Katja; Stein, Nan – Gender and Education, 2019
Sexual harassment has become so frequent and ubiquitous in schools that these behaviours have become normalised and expected. In order to prevent the re-enactment and perpetuation of this problem, it is important to explore processes that contribute to its existence. A high school sexual harassment lawsuit in Sweden is used as a case study to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Harassment, High School Students, High Schools
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Watson, Penelope Winifred St. John; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan – Gender and Education, 2019
School choirs have been stigmatised for adolescent males in New Zealand, resulting in constraints in involvement, bullying, and threat to gender identity. In other national contexts, boys who sing in choirs have experienced a negative stereotype associated with accusations of inferior masculinity, yet little research has probed whether such forces…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Males, Singing, Music Activities
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Charteris, Jennifer; Gregory, Sue; Masters, Yvonne – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on youth subjectivities and disappearing media is still in its infancy. Ephemeral technologies such as Snapchat, Frankly and Wickr offer young people opportunities for discursive agency, harnessing teenage discourses of social positioning. These media facilitate social mobility in teen peer contexts by providing a medium for dynamic and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Adolescents, Social Mobility
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Sexton, Steven S. – Gender and Education, 2017
This article discusses how the friendship circles of 38 schoolboys in New Zealand influence what they consider acceptable language and behaviour. Six focus group sessions were held with heterosexual and self-identified queer students aged between thirteen and eighteen to explore their interpretations, meanings and usage of homosexually themed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Friendship, Homosexuality, Student Attitudes
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Lamb, Sharon; Farmer, Kaelin M.; Kosterina, Elena; Lambe Sariñana, Susan; Plocha, Aleksandra; Randazzo, Renee – Gender and Education, 2016
Building on qualitative research about sexualisation by media and culture and the impact on girls' development, in this article we present a discourse analysis of three focus groups of teen girls of colour and of diverse ethnicities asked to talk about sexiness. We focus on the ways the girls both support and resist hegemonic discourses about…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Sexuality, Ethnicity
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Phelps-Ward, Robin J.; Laura, Crystal T. – Gender and Education, 2016
While the "natural hair movement" has grown in popularity and criticism, educational researchers have not attended to how Black adolescent girls with all textures of natural hair are navigating the implications of foregoing chemical alterations to their curl patterns. This article reports on an investigation of self-talk in 56 internet…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, African Americans, Females, Adolescents
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Huuki, Tuija; Sunnari, Vappu – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper draws on the story of "Mikael", a schoolboy from northern Finland, to examine how his affective ties of compassion and his pursuit of dominant forms of masculinity evolve in his journey from middle childhood to young adulthood. In his earlier years, Mikael's speech regarding his relationships with peers and family members…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Carvalho, Marília – Gender and Education, 2015
The principle focus of this article is to understand the influence of socialisation in the family on the success of girls at school. Eight low-income families with children of both sexes in the city of São Paulo, Brazil were studied through interviews and observation methods. It was found that socialisation in the family favoured in girls, and not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Family Influence
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Morris, Max; McCormack, Mark; Anderson, Eric – Gender and Education, 2014
Drawing on in-depth interviews with 15 openly bisexual male youth from sixth forms across the UK, this article documents positive experiences of bisexual male youth in school: participants had positive coming out experiences and did not encounter significant discrimination or harassment because of their sexual identity. Participants attribute this…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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Campero, Lourdes; Herrera, Cristina; Benítez, Alejandra; Atienzo, Erika; González, Guillermo; Marín, Eréndira – Gender and Education, 2014
Research focused on adolescent pregnancy reports that this event acquires significance and has different consequences according to the context and social subjects who experience it. In this study, by means of a sample formed by adolescent women and men who are socially vulnerable in Mexico, with and without a history of pregnancy, we can see how…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Foreign Countries
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DaoJensen, Thuy – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper explores the public political media spectacle of Bristol Palin's teenage pregnancy and her status as a single mother through the lens of a critical feminist discourse analysis. The author explores how cultural anxieties over teenage sexuality and unintended pregnancy in America are constructed when the pregnant teen is the daughter…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, Pregnancy, One Parent Family
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Unterhalter, Elaine – Gender and Education, 2013
In a number of countries in Africa, young women who become pregnant are excluded from school. This article presents a critique of policy and practice in this area drawing partly on Diana Leonard's scholarship concerning the relational dynamic of gender, generation, social division, and household forms. Much of the policy prescription of large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Pregnancy, Early Parenthood
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Mendick, Heather; Moreau, Marie-Pierre – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper looks at online representations of women and men in science, engineering and technology. We show that these representations largely re/produce dominant gender discourses. We then focus on the question: How are gender cliched images re/produced online? Drawing on a discursive analysis of data from six interviews with web authors, we…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Males, Females, Gender Differences
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Allen, Louisa – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper revisits the missing discourse of female desire [Fine, M. 1988. Sexuality, schooling and adolescent females: The missing discourse of desire. "Harvard Educational Review" 58, no. 1: 29-53] in secondary schools. Instead of echoing previous studies that have documented how female desire is missing, this research starts from the…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexuality, Adolescents, Females
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Keener, Emily; Mehta, Clare; Strough, JoNell – Gender and Education, 2013
We investigated gender differences in the association between gender-segregated peer preferences and sexism in adolescents (15-17 years, 60 boys and 85 girls). To assess gender-segregated peer preferences, adolescents nominated peers for interaction in two contexts: "hanging out" at home and working on a school project. The Modern Sexism…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Gender Bias, Adolescents
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