Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Reassessing Gender and Achievement
By

Rating
Product Details

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Perspectives on Gender and Achievement; 3. The Construction of Gender and Achievement in Education Policy; 4. Evaluating 'Boys' Underachievement'; 5. Explaining Gender Differences in Achievement: Explanation 1 - Boys and girls are born with different interests, motivations and abilities; Explanation 2 - Boys and girls have different learning styles; Explanation 3 - Schools are 'feminized' and this disadvantages boys; Explanation 4 - Assessment procedures and teaching practices are biased towards girls; Explanation 5 - That pupils' constructions of gender manifest in different behaviours which impact on achievement; 6. What Has Happened to the Girls?; 7. The Future for Boys and Girls? (Re)constructions of gender and achievement; 8. Raising Achievement: What 'works in the classroom?

Reviews

'This book leaves readers with the assertion that a commitment to diminishing gender differences is closely aligned to facilitating achievement for both boys and girls in schools. In this sense, it raises important questions about the processes of degendering and regendering that need to occur in order to address the limits imposed by the remasculinization of schooling that are engendered by the forces of neo-liberalism and their legitimation through educational policy.' - Wayne Martino, Faculty of Education, The University of Western Ontario,Canada 'Francis and Skelton provide an excellent overview of the various theories and explanatory frameworks that have been mobilized for making sense of gender differences in achievement.'- Wayne Martino, Faculty of Education, The University of Western Ontario,Canada

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Reassessing Gender and Achievement: Questioning Contemporary Key Debates on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top