Failing Boys?: Issues in Gender and Achievement

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 1998 - Education - 192 pages
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The issues surrounding boys' 'underachievement' have been at the centre of public debate about education and the raising of standards in recent years. Media and political responses to the 'problem of boys' have tended to be simplistic, partial, and owe more to 'quick fixes' than investigation and research. Failing Boys? provides a detailed and nuanced 'case study' of the issues in the UK, which will be of international relevance as the moral panic is a globalised one, taking place in diverse countries.

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Part II Different constructions of the debate and its undercurrents
Part III Boys which boys?
Part IV Curriculum assessment and the debate
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Debbie Epstein, Jannette Elwood, Valerie Hey and Janet Maw are all associates of the Centre for Research and Education on Gender at the Institute of Education, University of London. All have published widely on different aspects of education and gender and they organized the seminar series, Gender and Education: Are Boys Now Underachieving which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council during 1995-1997.

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