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ERIC Number: EJ1026232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Being "Nuff" and "Scudding Class": Exploring Girls' and Boys' Perceptions of Popularity, Gender and Achievement in Antiguan Secondary Schools
Cobbett, Mary
British Educational Research Journal, v40 n1 p45-62 Feb 2014
This paper will report on the findings from classroom observations and focus group discussions conducted on the topic of popularity and fitting in at school with girls and boys from four government secondary schools in Antigua. The findings show that whilst boys did experience difficulties negotiating academic success and acceptable masculinities, the consensus was that popularity was associated with low achievement for both girls and boys. However, there was evidence that "some" girls were able to work hard and maintain better peer relations than other high achieving students, but that this "balancing" required conformity to hetero-feminine norms as well as the espousal of rigid views about what girls can and can't do. This suggests that real equality is far from being reached.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Antigua and Barbuda
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