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Cobbett, Mary; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2012
Education ministries in the Caribbean countries have directed considerable attention over the last decade to "solving" the "problem" of boys' underachievement. Rather than considering such interventions, our central concern in this paper is to revisit debates about the interpretation of the issue, to explore whether boys'…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Males, International Education, Foreign Countries
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Gottzen, Lucas – Gender and Education, 2011
The present paper explores middle-class fathers' educational work by studying how they and their partners are involved in their children's education at home, in school, and how they investigate school options and make decisions about educational issues. Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of 30 dual-earner couples in the Greater Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parent Participation, Ethnography, Parent School Relationship
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Warrington, Molly; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2006
Directing a publicly funded project can present a number of challenges to researchers in reconciling their own philosophy with the expectations of their funders. This paper explores those dilemmas in the context of a four year project funded by the British Government to explore strategies to raise boys' achievement. It reflects on the underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Males, National Curriculum