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Watson, Anne; Kehler, Michael; Martino, Wayne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Boys' literacy underachievement continues to garner significant attention and has been identified by journalists, educational policymakers, and scholars in the field as the cause for much concern. It has been established that boys perform less well than girls on literacy benchmark or standardized tests. According to the National Assessment of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Test Results, Females, Underachievement
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Connell, Raewyn – Sport, Education and Society, 2008
Current debates about the role of sports in boys' education are part of a larger discussion of men, boys and masculinities. In this paper I reflect on this debate and the research it has led to. I highlight questions of embodiment, of relations between different forms of masculinity, and questions of reproduction and change, in all of which the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Educational Change, Males
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Allen, Louisa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2006
This article examines the sexually explicit comments and references to pornography in young men's answers to a survey about sexuality education. Instead of viewing these remarks as simply impertinent and therefore discountable, I argue that they offer insights into the constitution of masculine identity and an erotic deficit in sexuality…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Penny Jane – British Educational Research Journal, 2006
Raising aspirations has been identified as a key strategy for widening educational participation in lifelong learning policy. This article deconstructs the hegemonic discourse of raising aspirations through Economic and Social Research Council-funded research on men, masculinities and higher educational access and participation.The article…
Descriptors: Males, Lifelong Learning, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education
Gill, Zoe – Australian Educational Researcher, 2005
Over recent years there has been widespread concern for masculinity and the education of boys in Australia. In the policy arena, this has involved a federal parliamentary inquiry into the education of boys ("Boys: Getting it Right: Report on the inquiry into the education of boys", October 2002) and a federal government response to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Masculinity, Federal Government