Boys Girls and Achievement

Boys  Girls and Achievement
Author: Becky Francis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-01-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1134579217

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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.

Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls

Reading Achievement and Motivation in Boys and Girls
Author: Pelusa Orellana García
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2018-05-02
Genre: Education
ISBN: 3319759485

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This volume links theoretical and instructional approaches on how reading is motivated and assessed, and examines the interrelationship between reading motivation and achievement among boys and girls in culturally and geographically different settings. Much of the research on children’s reading has focused on cognitive processes; however, reading is an activity that also requires interest and motivation. These attitudes are generally defined as readers’ affect toward reading and their consequence is that children with more positive attitudes are more motivated to read. Taking into account the variability that exists within the notion of gender and age, this volume aims to examine and scrutinize previous research on the topic, as well as test theories on how the different dimensions of reading motivation vary with gender, in relation to cultural issues, motivational constructs, such as engagement and classroom climate, the role of emotions, interests and attitudes towards reading, among others. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, graduate students, and other professionals working in the area of literacy, reading motivation, reading achievement and gender differences.

Raising Boys Achievement

Raising Boys  Achievement
Author: Jon Pickering
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1997-06-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1855395843

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Based on sound research and experience from Gary Wilson, one of the UK's leading authorities on boys' achievements, this book provides a practical toolkit of proven strategies that enable teachers to raise boys' achievement across all age boundaries. It is a solid introduction to why boys underachieve at school that will enable all teachers to identify the main problems and plan a way forward.

Raising Boys Achievement

Raising Boys  Achievement
Author: Jon Pickering
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1997-03-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 185539040X

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EBOOK Raising Boys Achievement in Primary Schools

EBOOK  Raising Boys  Achievement in Primary Schools
Author: Molly Warrington
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2006-06-16
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0335228321

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Within the context of empirical research undertaken by the authors during the course of a 4-year research and intervention project on Raising Boys’ Achievement, the book will focus on approaches that are successful in raising achievement for boys, and the reasons for that success. It will explore the whole aspect of boys’ achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice. Case study material will be used to illustrate the different contexts in which the strategies have been studied, and of great importance is the incorporation of boys’ and girls’ own perspectives on their educational experiences.

EBOOK Raising Boys Achievement in Secondary Schools

EBOOK  Raising Boys  Achievement in Secondary Schools
Author: Mike Younger
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2005-11-16
Genre: Education
ISBN: 033522850X

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"Boys’ achievement has attracted great attention in recent years in many countries. This comprehensive book based on sound research in schools provides practical insights into how the achievement of boysand girls can be raised. It reminds us that it is not all boys or no girlswho underachieve. It demonstrates the respective roles of teaching andlearning, school culture and social factors. No easy answers butexcellent ideas backed by evidence from authoritative, thoroughresearchers with a firm basis in schools." Judy Sebba, Professor of Education, University of Sussex "Teachers will find this book invaluable. It is based on quality researchwhich actually evaluates the impact of the various strategies suggestedfor raising boys' achievement. What is more, in contrast to many of themore 'quick-fix' works in this field, the authors’ discussion and analysisis measured and nuanced, and supported by an in-depth understandingof the wealth of theory and research around gender and achievement.It provides a welcome and weighty contribution to an evercontroversial debate." Becky Francis, London Metropolitan University In this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys’ as well as girls’ achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future. This book draws upon empirical research and work initiated as part of the DfES project on Raising Boys’ Achievement. It brings together theoretical and practical issues, and reflects upon the construction of the debate about boys’ apparent under-achievement from the perspectives of girls as well as boys. The authors critically explore notions of under-achievement and ‘value added’, and consider how useful the concept of the ‘gender gap’ is in advancing the debates. Raising Boys’ Achievement in Secondary Schools is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers.

Reassessing Gender and Achievement

Reassessing Gender and Achievement
Author: Becky Francis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2005
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780415333245

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This text draws together the findings and arguments from the vast array of material available on this topic, in order to provide a comprehensive and clear overview of the various debates about, and explanations for gender and achievement.

Failing Boys

Failing Boys
Author: Epstein, Debbie
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1998-11-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0335202381

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Failing Boys? Issues in Gender and Achievement challenges the widespread perception that all boys are underachieving at school. It raises the more important and critical questions of which boys? At what stage of education? And according to what criteria? 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. The contributors to this book take seriously the issues of boys' 'underachievement' inside and outside school from a critical perspective which draws on the insights of previous feminist studies of education to illuminate the problems associated with the education of boys. This will be a key text for educators, policy makers, students and teachers of education, sociology, gender studies and cultural studies and others interested in gender and achievement.

Raising Boys Achievement

Raising Boys  Achievement
Author: Gary B. Wilson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2014-01-01
Genre: Academic achievement
ISBN: 1472909607

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Based on sound research and experience by leading author Gary Wilson, this Pocket PAL provides and introduction to why boys underachieve along with a practical toolkit of proven strategies to help raise boys' attainment across all age boundaries, enabling every teacher, department, key stage or school to identify the problems and plan a way forward.

Pocket PAL Raising Boys Achievement

Pocket PAL  Raising Boys  Achievement
Author: Gary Wilson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-07-19
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1472909615

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Based on sound research and experience by leading author Gary Wilson, this Pocket PAL provides and introduction to why boys underachieve along with a practical toolkit of proven strategies to help raise boys' attainment across all age boundaries, enabling every teacher, department, key stage or school to identify the problems and plan a way forward.

Education at a Glance 2001 OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance 2001 OECD Indicators
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001-06-13
Genre:
ISBN: 9789264192812

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This 2001 edition of Education at a Glance - OECD Indicators provides information on the human and financial resources invested in education, on how education and learning systems operate and evolve, and on the returns to educational investments.

The Psychology of Sex Differences

The Psychology of Sex Differences
Author: Eleanor E. Maccoby
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1978
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780804709743

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Lijvig en bijzonder goed gedocumenteerd werk over de verschillen tussen de seksen, wat betreft psychologisch functioneren. Met name bepaalde intellectuele capaciteiten en sociale gedragingen, waarvan algemeen wordt aangenomen dat ze verschillend zijn voor mannen en vrouwen, worden onder de loep genomen. De auteurs willen immers een onderscheid maken tussen enerzijds de meningen over sekseverschillen die een soliede feitenbasis hebben en anderzijds deze die louter gebaseerd zijn op veronderstellingen. Het boek doorprikt enkele mythen en geeft ook de sociale implicaties van deze 'ontmaskering' aan. In verband met onderwijs, is vooral het hoofdstuk over intellectuele capaciteiten en cognitieve stijlen van belang (p. 63-134).

An Introduction to the Study of Education

An Introduction to the Study of Education
Author: David Matheson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-01-14
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1317857631

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What is education? This core textbook will help students in pursuit of this question by providing a comprehensive, gentle and reflective introduction to the initial study of education. Updated in line with the latest policies, reforms and issues within education, this third edition includes: full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education a focus on all levels of education – pre-school, primary, secondary, post-16 and lifelong learning the latest controversies and debates within education new material on compulsory education, special educational needs and post-16 developments clear insights into the role and background of research within education.

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self
Author: Barbara J. Guzzetti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2012-11-12
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1136199187

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Today’s youth live in the interface of the local and the global. Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, how global capitalism is changing their economic and vocational futures, and how computer-mediated communication with the world is changing the literacy needs and identities of students. This book explores the dynamic range of literacy practices that are reconstructing gender identities in both empowering and disempowering ways and the implications for local literacy classrooms. As gendered identities become less essentialist, are more often created in virtual settings, and are increasingly globalized, literacy educators need to understand these changes in order to effectively educate their students. The volume is organized around three themes: gender influences and identities in literacy and literature; gender influences and identities in new literacies practices; and gender and literacy issues and policies. The contributing authors, from North America, Europe, and Australia offer an international perspective on literacy issues and practices. This volume is an important contribution to understanding the impact of the local and the global on how today’s youth are represented and positioned in literacy practices and polices within the context of 21st century global/cosmopolitan life.

Raising Boys Achievement In Secondary Schools

Raising Boys  Achievement In Secondary Schools
Author: Younger, Mike
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2005-11-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0335216080

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"Boys’ achievement has attracted great attention in recent years in many countries. This comprehensive book based on sound research in schools provides practical insights into how the achievement of boysand girls can be raised. It reminds us that it is not all boys or no girlswho underachieve. It demonstrates the respective roles of teaching andlearning, school culture and social factors. No easy answers butexcellent ideas backed by evidence from authoritative, thoroughresearchers with a firm basis in schools." Judy Sebba, Professor of Education, University of Sussex "Teachers will find this book invaluable. It is based on quality researchwhich actually evaluates the impact of the various strategies suggestedfor raising boys' achievement. What is more, in contrast to many of themore 'quick-fix' works in this field, the authors’ discussion and analysisis measured and nuanced, and supported by an in-depth understandingof the wealth of theory and research around gender and achievement.It provides a welcome and weighty contribution to an evercontroversial debate." Becky Francis, London Metropolitan University In this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys’ as well as girls’ achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future. This book draws upon empirical research and work initiated as part of the DfES project on Raising Boys’ Achievement. It brings together theoretical and practical issues, and reflects upon the construction of the debate about boys’ apparent under-achievement from the perspectives of girls as well as boys. The authors critically explore notions of under-achievement and ‘value added’, and consider how useful the concept of the ‘gender gap’ is in advancing the debates. Raising Boys’ Achievement in Secondary Schoolsis key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers.

Getting it Right for Boys and Girls

Getting it Right for Boys     and Girls
Author: Wendy Bradford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2002-01-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 113461814X

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Boys' underachievement is grabbing headlines in the education debate, and it has never been more important to solve the problem. This book offers clear and practical strategies to headteachers, classroom teachers and other professionals for ways to address the issue. The book looks at: *reasons for boys' underachievement *ways of adapting teaching styles to maximise learning gains for boys ... and girls *guidance on how to plan successful pyramid, whole-school and classroom approaches *practical strategies for subject leaders and teachers *examples of successful case studies After introductory chapters examining whole-school issues and strategies there are further subject-specific chapters that advise on particular teaching approaches.

Special Studies of Our Nation s Students

Special Studies of Our Nation s Students
Author: George W. Mayeske
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1975
Genre: Academic achievement
ISBN:

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