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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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Horton, Paul – Gender and Education, 2019
This article considers the ways in which school bullying is both gendered and embodied. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in two lower-secondary schools in northern Vietnam, the article focuses on the experiences of one ninth-grade boy, who was regularly bullied by his classmates, and whose experiences of bullying appeared to be embodied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Bullying, Masculinity
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Farrell, Francis – Gender and Education, 2015
Critical theory and research has shown that subjects carry gendered meanings. Numbers opting for Religious Studies (RS) have remained skewed towards girls. Drawing from post-structuralism and masculinities theory, this article critically analyses data from interviews with a group of key stage four boys who had opted for Religious Studies in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Masculinity, Gender Differences, Males
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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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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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Stahl, Garth; Dale, Pete – Gender and Education, 2013
Although working-class boys' disengagement with education continues to be a major public concern, the focus of educational research has been on anti-school, hyper-masculine so-called "laddish" masculinities and their salience within learner identities. What tend to be forgotten are the areas in which low-achieving boys actively engage…
Descriptors: Males, Foreign Countries, Working Class, Masculinity
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Tormey, Roland; Gleeson, Jim – Gender and Education, 2012
The growing literature on the gendering of citizenship and citizenship education highlights that western notions of "citizenship" have often been framed in a way that implicitly excludes women. At the same time, insofar as feminist writers have addressed citizenship, they have tended to see it in largely local and national terms. While…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Feminism
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Warrington, Molly; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2011
Feeling part of one's peer group is of crucial importance for most middle adolescents. Drawing on empirical research in different schools, this paper explores the components of exclusion in relation to gender, the consequences for those excluded by their peers, and the kinds of strategies engaged in by girls and boys in order to attain peer group…
Descriptors: Females, Peer Groups, Peer Acceptance, Males
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Abbiss, Jane – Gender and Education, 2011
Students negotiate their masculine and feminine identities as students of information and communication technology (ICT) and computer users as they participate in specialist ICT courses and in other areas of their lives. As they negotiate these roles, they are established in relations of power and authority with the technology and with each other.…
Descriptors: Computers, Foreign Countries, Specialists, Gender Issues
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Jackson, Carolyn – Gender and Education, 2010
Concerns about schoolboy "laddish" anti-learning and/or anti-school cultures are pervasive in current education discourses. Mandates to tackle laddishness frequently assume that there is a common understanding of what laddishness means, and also that teachers will know how to tackle it. This article explores these assumptions, drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Males, Masculinity
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Kamwendo, Martha – Gender and Education, 2010
Gender differences in achievement have been widely documented and a number of feminists, particularly from the West, have used the concept of identity to explain them. This paper draws on constructions on gender and achievement generated through surveying 59 boys and 103 girls from four secondary schools, as well as interviewing 40 of the girls in…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Males, Gender Issues
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Cann, Rosemary – Gender and Education, 2009
A number of studies have highlighted that anxiety, confidence and enjoyment are influential factors on students' participation in mathematics, and in particular girls' participation. This paper, based upon data collected as part of a PhD thesis, examines the effect of these influences on pupil choices within different types of secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety
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Dalley-Trim, Leanne – Gender and Education, 2007
This article explores the performance of masculinity(ies) within the classroom site. Drawing upon research conducted in two co-educational secondary classrooms, it examines the ways in which two groups of boys took up positions of dominance within their respective classrooms and, more specifically, focuses upon the ways in which they came to…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Portelli, John R. – Gender and Education, 2006
This paper is based upon a case study in an all boys' church comprehensive secondary school in Malta which explored teachers' awareness of boys' attitudes and interests. It uncovered a number of practices across the school's official and "hidden" curricula and at its administrative level, which, together with the student peer culture…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Masculinity, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Kane, Jean – Gender and Education, 2006
In this paper attention will be paid to issues arising from school-based research into the experience of working-class boys who are excluded. National and local school exclusion statistics indicate an overall gender imbalance: in the secondary school sector, for every four boys who are excluded only one girl is excluded. Furthermore, statistics…
Descriptors: Observation, Males, Case Studies, Expulsion
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