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Francis, Becky – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
The moral panic concerning "boys' underachievement" is well established in the UK and Australia, and is spreading to other countries. Feminists have articulated concerns that this debate has reflected a "poor boys'" discourse with negative permutations for girls' schooling; and there is much evidence to support this claim.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Underachievement