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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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Ashley, Martin – Gender and Education, 2010
This article is based upon a full-time study of masculinity and singing funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Empirical work was conducted with boy performers and "peer audiences" for those performers in schools. The article focuses on girls' attitudes to boy singers and reveals a significant difference between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Males, Audiences
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Warrington, Molly; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2006
Directing a publicly funded project can present a number of challenges to researchers in reconciling their own philosophy with the expectations of their funders. This paper explores those dilemmas in the context of a four year project funded by the British Government to explore strategies to raise boys' achievement. It reflects on the underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Males, National Curriculum