Boys, Girls and Achievement by Becky Francis
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Boys, Girls and Achievement
By Becky Francis

Boys, Girls and Achievement

Addressing the Classroom Issues

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Boys, Girls and Achievement by Becky Francis

Book Description

Girls are now out-performing boys at GCSE level, giving rise to a debate in the media on boys' underachievement. However, often such work has been a 'knee-jerk' response, led by media, not based on solid research. Boys, Girls and Achievement - Addressing the Classroom Issues fills that gap and: *provides a critical overview of the current debate on achievement; *Focuses on interviews with young people and classroom observations to examine how boys and girls see themselves as learners; *analyses the strategies teachers can use to improve the educational achievements of both boys and girls. Becky Francis provides teachers with a thorough analysis of the various ways in which secondary school pupils construct their gender identities in the classroom. The book also discusses methods teachers might use challenge these gender constructions in the classroom and thereby address the 'gender-gap' in achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415231633
ISBN-10: 0415231639
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils by Becky Francis Identities and Practices of High Achieving Pupils, Hardback (February 2012)

Addresses the tension between high achievement and popularity in secondary schools, exploring the sociological impact of this in the lives of young people. This title looks at the relationships between gender, race and social class, and attainment and popularity, for high achieving pupils.

Feminist Critique of Education by Becky Francis Feminist Critique of Education, Paperback (December 2011)

Compiled by the current editors of the journal, 'Gender and Education', this new book maps the development of thinking in gender and education over the last 15 years, featuring groundbreaking articles from leading authors in the field.

Feminism and 'The Schooling Scandal' by Becky Francis Feminism and 'The Schooling Scandal', Paperback (December 2008)

Examines key concepts in gender and education. This book contains topics that include: social class, ethnicity and sexuality in relation to experiences in school; theories and methodologies for understanding gender; pedagogy and practice in education; and the direction of educational policy and the 'problem of boys'.

Sage Handbook of Gender and Education by Becky Francis Sage Handbook of Gender and Education, Hardback (October 2006)

Brings together leading scholars on gender and education. This book offers a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. It covers sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education.

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Author Biography - Becky Francis

Becky Francis is Senior Research Fellow at the School of Post-Compulsory Education, University of Greenwich. Her research interests include gender identity construction in education, gender and achievement, feminist theory and policy development in nurse education.

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