Lads and Ladettes in School

Author:   Carolyn Jackson
Publisher:   Open University Press
ISBN:  

9780335217700


Pages:   186
Publication Date:   01 June 2006
Format:   Paperback
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FIRST PRIZE WINNER of the SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES book award 2006 As a practising youth worker and researcher, I found this book a fascinating and engaging read!It provides a useful analysis and exploration of the classed and gendered 'anti-school' ethic in place presently within many schools, and it will provide a meaningful analysis for academics, policymakers and practitioners and anyone with an interest in gender, education and young people. Fin Cullen, Goldsmiths College, Review in Gender and Education I would [therefore] urge everyone concerned with what is happening in schools to read this book, with its fascinating data and nuanced arguments. Heather Mendick, London Metropolitan University - Review in British Journal of Educational Studies This innovative book looks at how and why girls and boys adopt 'laddish' behaviours in schools. It examines the ways in which students negotiate pressures to be popular and 'cool' in school alongside pressures to perform academically. It also deals with the fears of academic and social failure that influence pupils' school lives and experiences. Drawing extensively on the voices of students in secondary schools, it explores key questions about laddish behaviours, such as: Are girls becoming more laddish -- and if so, which girls? Do boys and girls have distinctive versions of laddishness? What motivates laddish behaviours? What are the consequences of laddish behaviours for pupils? What are the implications for teachers and schools? The author weaves together key contemporary theories and research on masculinities and femininities with social psychological theories and research on academic motives and goals, in order to understand the complexities of girls' and boys' behaviours. This topical book is key reading for students, academics and researchers in education, sociology and psychology, as well as school teachers and education policy makers.

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Author:   Carolyn Jackson
Publisher:   Open University Press
Imprint:   Open University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.333kg
ISBN:  

9780335217700


ISBN 10:   0335217702
Pages:   186
Publication Date:   01 June 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Carolyn Jackson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. She has researched and published on a number of topics relating to gender and education, including single-sex and co-educational learning environments, educational transitions, and attitudes towards school and school work. She has also published on the doctoral examination process.

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