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Haase, Malcolm – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2010
This paper interrogates the relationship between the social distance men have from children, fear, and the social expectation that men will be capable of managing student (mis)behaviours. Briefly, the central argument is that the social distance men, as a group, have from children, and child protection concerns of men working with children can…
Descriptors: Discipline, Foreign Countries, Males, Correlation
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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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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
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Eaude, Tony – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2004
Difficulties are outlined in how to consider whether boys and girls have distinctive approaches and needs in relation to spiritual development, especially the lack of any agreed definition of spiritual development and the nature of the research literature relating to gender. I explore this without presupposing, or excluding, any particular…
Descriptors: Females, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Males