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James, Pauline – Gender and Education, 1999
Describes an action research study among preservice teachers in an educational psychology course in which resistance to learning associated with a particular working class masculinity appeared to be overcome. Resistance apparently developed because some activities and content of the preservice program threatened an occupationally constructed…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism
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Clark, Ann; Trafford, John – Gender and Education, 1995
Examines differences in attitudes between boys and girls after 5 years of modern language study through interviews with 75 students, 12 language teachers, and 2 headteachers. The significance of teacher personality and classroom practice emerged clearly from student interviews. Findings are discussed in the context of the British national…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Females, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Elkjaer, Bente – Gender and Education, 1992
Discusses the gender-computer relationship, citing classroom observations and interviews in a Danish primary school's eighth grade (14- to 15-year-old students). Considers why common sex-stereotyping perceptions do not associate females with computer competency and do not associate males with problems in learning to deal competently with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Kruse, Anne-Mette – Gender and Education, 1992
Danish coeducational elementary school teachers are conducting innovative pedagogical projects and use sex segregation as an organizational method in introducing and developing equal opportunities and antisexist pedagogical initiatives. Teachers committed to gender equity and antisexism and who are close to their students can effectively use the…
Descriptors: Coeducation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Kelly, Jean – Gender and Education, 1991
To determine whether men dominate language in a mixed-gender adult classroom, 4 lessons were observed and recorded at a training course for 10 supervisors in London. Men helped maintain women's silence by the competitive nature of their discourse. Men's linguistic domination is related to research on children's classrooms. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin – Gender and Education, 1991
The interrelationship between masculinity and schooling is explored for 10 gay males aged 16 to 19 years. Focal issues are the following: (1) sex education; (2) essentialism-constructionism; (3) sexual stereotyping; (4) sexual and gender systems; and (5) homosexuality. These perspectives recognize sexual/gender systems as a school organizing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Hallden, G. – Gender and Education, 1997
Studied narratives written by 141 13- and 14-year-old boys in Sweden on the theme "My Future Family." Narratives were analyzed in relation to how the boys characterized relationships and used "I" and "we." It is argued that the narratives reflect the boys' way of exploring a male identity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Competence, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries
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Sumsion, Jennifer – Gender and Education, 1999
Presents a narrative of one man's experiences as an early childhood worker. Offers reflections from feminist and pro-feminist critical perspectives on the reactions and incidents he encountered. Explores tensions between risks and rewards, perceptions of power and powerlessness, and personal and political contexts. The tensions highlight the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Commeyras, Michelle; Montsi, Mercy – Gender and Education, 2000
Examined essays written by youths age 14-20 in Botswana, a country that significantly discriminates against women, about how life would change if they woke up one day as the opposite sex. Overall, 40 percent of respondents had mixed emotions about waking up as the other sex. Both sexes were painfully aware of the overwhelming disadvantage of being…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Razack, Sherene – Gender and Education, 1993
Discusses the role of story-telling in the political empowerment of the oppressed. Describes how the uncritical reliance on stories has led to the failure in the classroom to acknowledge the risks taken by various oppressed groups when they attempt to critically reflect and build coalitions. (JB)
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Criticism, Disadvantaged, Empowerment
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Nesbitt, Eleanor – Gender and Education, 1993
Describes research among 8- through 13-year-old Hindu children of Punjabi and Gujarati origin in Coventry (England) between 1986 and 1989. Highlights areas of their experience in which their gender is decisive in relation to the role expectations enunciated by the children. Teachers must affirm the culture of their students. (JB)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Culture Conflict
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Holden, Cathie – Gender and Education, 1993
Studies differences in the involvement in talk in classroom situations and the nature of that talk for boys and girls in mathematics/technology and language group work. Results with 15 classes of children aged 4 through 11 years give a picture of the effects of the group's gender balance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Communication, Cooperative Learning, Discourse Analysis
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Tolmie, Andrew; Howe, Christine – Gender and Education, 1993
Examines the dialog of 82 secondary school students in Glasgow (Scotland) (13 male, 12 female, and 16 mixed-sex pairs) working in pairs on a computer-presented task to determine gender differences in expression of opinion. Implications of the differences between genders in interaction style and manner of progress through the task are discussed.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Dialogs (Language)