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ERIC Number: EJ782610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
The "Boy Turn" in Research on Gender and Education
Weaver-Hightower, Marcus
Review of Educational Research, v73 n4 p471-498 2003
Although the majority of research in gender and education has rightly focused on girls, recent research in the United States and elsewhere has focused much more on the learning, social outcomes, and schooling experiences of boys. This "boy turn" has produced a large corpus of theoretically oriented and practice-oriented research alongside popular and rhetorical works and feminist and pro-feminist responses, each of which this article reviews. To answer why boys have become such a concern at this time, this article explores the origins and motivations of the boy turn, examines major critiques of the distress about boys, and suggests possible directions for debates and research.
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Language: English
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