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Educational Psychology

2004

Australian Catholic University

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A Call For A Level Playing Field: A Study Of Masculinity 1999-2000, Greer White May 2004

A Call For A Level Playing Field: A Study Of Masculinity 1999-2000, Greer White

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The impetus of this study was a concern for the education and general welfare of boys. The interest in boys' education has grown notably over the past ten years. This interest is evident in media reports, popular psychology texts, education reports and scholarly writing. Academic research on boys' experience of education is less prolific although it does include studies conducted by Australian and international researchers. Central to this commentary on boys' education is the concept of masculinity. Here there is a strong claim that boys' academic performance and behaviour is influenced by the way they construct and live out masculine ...