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Lahelma, Elina – Gender and Education, 2005
In Finland more than 80% of the male population participates in military service. Going to the army is an important step in the transition to male adulthood and a period for further education. This paper explores reflections on the army of 20-year-old men, some of whom have it already behind them and some others with their military service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Masculinity, Males
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Bird, Elizabeth – Gender and Education, 2004
The paper is part of a wider study into how women's studies was introduced in the academic curriculum in the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. It looks at the sexual politics of the academy during the 1970s and 1980s, and at how they are now remembered. Women's studies was inextricably bound up in the politics of feminist activism in the period,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Females
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Allen, Louisa – Gender and Education, 2004
A tradition of predominately feminist literature has revealed that there is a 'missing discourse of desire' in many sex education programmes. Building on this work, this article explores the gendered effects of this de-eroticized and clinical form of education. It is argued that young women and men's (hetero)sexual subjectivities are…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, Sexuality, Males
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Renold, Emma – Gender and Education, 2004
Focusing on the experiences of boys who choose not to cultivate their masculinities through hegemonic discourses and practices, this paper seeks to empirically explore and theorize the extent to which it is possible to live out the category 'boy' in non-hegemonic ways in the primary school setting. Drawing upon a year-long ethnography of…
Descriptors: Males, Peer Groups, Ethnography, Masculinity
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Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Gender and Education, 2004
The identity of the underachiever has become synonymous with the stereotypical identity of boys. Teachers know what underachievement looks like: it looks like a boy who is bright, but bored. Evidence from a research study reported here demonstrates that teachers are more likely to select boys as underachievers than girls and that teachers…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics
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Martino, Wayne; Lingard, Bob; Mills, Martin – Gender and Education, 2004
This paper explores the effects of specific teacher threshold knowledges about boys and gender on the implementation of a so-called 'boy friendly' curriculum at one junior secondary high school in Australia. Through semi-structured interviews with selected staff at the school, it examines the normalizing assumptions and 'truth claims' about boys,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Curriculum Development
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Jackson, Carolyn – Gender and Education, 2002
Social psychological theories of self-worth protection may contribute important insights for understanding "laddish" behavior (first used to refer to white, working-class and anti-school boys), and self-worth theory may have important implications for strategies designed to increase boys' academic achievement. Outlines Covington's theory…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Issues, Males, Masculinity
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Archer, Louise; Pratt, Simon D.; Phillips, David – Gender and Education, 2001
Discussion groups with diverse working class men who were predominantly non-participants in higher education examined how they used various discourses of masculinity when arguing for and against higher education participation. Discusses potential implications of these discourses for their continued underrepresentation in higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Males, Masculinity
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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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Jordon, Ellen – Gender and Education, 1995
Analyzes how young boys adopt a definition of masculinity as avoiding whatever is done by girls, and explains the notion of "fighting boys" behavior and how this understanding of masculinity leads to scorn and rejection towards girls as a group. Teachers are encouraged to teach that "fighting boys" behavior is not equated with classroom or…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Jackson, David; Salisbury, Jonathan – Gender and Education, 1996
Addresses boys' disruptive behavior in the classroom, teachers' resignation to it, and why schools need to work with boys as a matter of importance to enhancing gender work in schools. The limitations of using sex role theory in approaching gender work with boys are highlighted, and teaching methods for harnessing boys' spontaneous interests in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, High School Students
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Nilan, Pam – Gender and Education, 2000
Analyzes data on boy-girl interactions in a high school drama class, problematizing the discourse of masculinity in the class. The ethnographic data collected during class showed how varied the contexts of gender production could be, even within the same roughly parallel configurations of task and location. Concludes that masculinity is above all…
Descriptors: High Schools, Interpersonal Relationship, Males, Masculinity
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Yelland, N. J. – Gender and Education, 1994
Investigates three gender pairs of preschool and elementary school childrens' task solving using floor and screen versions of the Logo turtle. The study provides insights on the strategies and interactions of young children in a novel problem-solving context. It reveals gender differences showing that, although girls take more time and make more…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Females
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Davies, Julie; Brember, Ivy – Gender and Education, 1993
Examines findings from a study of six elementary school cohorts designed to explore each cohort's attitudes toward reading, reading sources, and places at home where they read. Results indicate that the differences between boys and girls became progressively fewer as the age group increased. Implications for reading policy and practice are…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Females, Males
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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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