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ERIC Number: EJ1211188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2000-4508
Social Positioning in Boys' and Girls' Oral Presentations
Svenkerud, Sigrun; Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti
Education Inquiry, v4 n4 Article 23218 p715-733 2013
This study explores ninth-grade (15-year-old) students' oral presentations in language arts and art education. The main research question is: In which ways are the students' social positioning and use of verbal and non-verbal resources reflected in boys' and girls' oral presentations? In-depth analyses of video recordings of student presentations indicate some gender differences. The girls show enthusiasm and engagement and are, generally speaking, better prepared during oral presentations. The boys are more dependent on their manuscripts, and perform in a descriptive and detached manner. We argue that some of these differences can be explained by the students' attempts to maintain their social positions in class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway