Gender and schooling : still making the difference?

Starr, Karen and Gill, Judith 1999, Gender and schooling : still making the difference?. In Johnson, Bruce and Reid, Alan (ed), Contesting the curriculum, Social Science Press, Katoomba, NSW, pp.90-99.

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Title Gender and schooling : still making the difference?
Author(s) Starr, KarenORCID iD for Starr, Karen
Gill, Judith
Title of book Contesting the curriculum
Editor(s) Johnson, Bruce
Reid, Alan
Publication date 1999
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 16
Start page 90
End page 99
Total pages 10
Publisher Social Science Press
Place of Publication Katoomba, NSW
Keyword(s) Academic achievement
Sexual identity
Sex stereotypes
Sex discrimination
Sex differences
Equal education
Summary This chapter analyses contemporary political responses to the perceived academic success of girls as compared with boys, and the motivations behind what they call the 'what about the boys?' lobby. It argues that the growth of this influential lobby group is emblematic of a feminist backlash in western societies. By exposing some of the theoretical problems with the construction of difference upon which the 'boys in education' case is based, the author constructs an alternative relational approach which urges that the school curriculum should encourage all students to deconstruct gender, and particularly the ways in which hegemonic masculinity is formed and shaped in our society
ISBN 9781876033996
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ┬ęBruce Johnson and Alan Reid
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