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ERIC Number: EJ952223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
The Big Picture on Men's (and Boys') Learning
Golding, Barry
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v50 n1 p54-74 Apr 2010
This paper focuses on what is known internationally from research about some aspects of men's learning. It explores the similar and different factors that shape men's attitudes towards learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. It also identifies some possible parallels (and differences) between the experiences, participation and outcomes in education of men and boys. The paper proceeds to make a case for recognising and addressing the factors that affect gender parity in educational contexts, including Australia, in which several tertiary outcome measures tend to be skewed towards girls and women. The paper forms part of background research for Phase 1 (in several Anglophone nations) of a major international research project into men's learning in community settings that includes several Australian study sites. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia