ERIC Number: EJ721276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 64
British-Chinese Pupils' Constructions of Gender and Learning
Francis, Becky; Archer, Louise
Oxford Review of Education, v31 n4 p497-515 Dec 2005
British-Chinese pupils are the highest achieving ethnic group in the British education system, and British-Chinese boys performance equals that of girls. This paper investigates aspects of British-Chinese pupils constructions of learning, focusing particularly on subject preferences and their constructions of themselves as pupils. The results are analysed according to gender as well as social class, and demonstrate that British-Chinese pupils' constructions of gender, subject preference and self-image as pupils differ in some respects from those of pupils from other ethnic groups. Reasons for such differences are considered, and the paper also reflects on the implications of these findings in relation to broader findings concerning the stereotyping and "othering" of the British-Chinese within the British education system.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Social Class, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, High Achievement, Self Concept, Ethnicity, Ethnic Stereotypes, Secondary School Students
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom