ERIC Number: ED471180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Language, Literacy and Participation Rights: Factors Influencing Educational Outcomes for Australian Boys.
This paper is concerned with the present position of boys in Australian early childhood programs, especially the early years of school. The argument is made that schools are not resourced to deal adequately with the problems many children face in their daily lives. It argues that teachers are restricted in their practice through curriculum frameworks and a narrow concept of literacy that fails to acknowledge different cultural and social backgrounds, or styles of learning. As the gap between the haves and the have-nots grows increasingly wider, the paper argues that the ideological climate does not allow for the confrontation of issues, such as poverty, that influence the "life chances" of so many young children. The paper discusses circumstances influencing the educational outcomes of children in relation to gender differences, as well as economic, cultural and language factors. Contains 31 references. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Literacy, Males, Outcomes of Education, Sex Differences, Sex Role
Full text at: http://www.aare.edu.au/01pap/nyl01251.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia