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Mendick, Heather – British Educational Research Journal, 2008
This article provides an approach to understanding the widely acknowledged difficulties experienced by young people in the transition from pre-16 to post-16 mathematics. Most approaches to understanding the disenchantment with and drop-out from AS-level mathematics focus on curriculum and assessment. In contrast, this article looks at the role of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Mendick, Heather – Gender and Education, 2005
This paper draws on a research study into why more boys than girls choose to study mathematics. My starting point is that only four of the 43 young participants, and all of them male, self-identified as "good at maths". By reading these interviews as narratives of self, I explore the "identity work" accomplished within their talk and within the…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Gender Differences, Mathematics, Stereotypes