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ERIC Number: EJ1012320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Boys' Music? School Context and Middle-School Boys' Musical Choices
Bennetts, Kathleen Scott
Music Education Research, v15 n2 p214-230 2013
This article focusses primarily on the findings relating to the musical participation of boys in one Melbourne school. As part of a project that investigated boys' attitudes and participation at fifty-one schools, several contextual features were identified that set "Balton Boys" High School' apart from other participating schools, allowing this school to achieve a breadth of male musical involvement, thus challenging long-observed, frequently documented gender stereotypes. This research contributes to an understanding of factors which encourage boys to participate broadly, promoting insight into "permissions" granted to boys in the context of specific school cultures. It highlights the propensity for some school contexts to reinforce and perpetuate stereotypical gendered behaviour, and for others to interrupt and challenge stereotypes, effectively promoting a breadth of musical participation amongst middle-school boys. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia