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Boys and their schooling : the experience of becoming someone else

Author: John Whelen
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge research in education, 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book re-evaluates the debate over why so many boys are failing at school, moving it from a focus on gender construction and the panic about achievement to the broader question of what it is to experience being schooled as a boy in the new liberal educational environment.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Whelen
ISBN: 9780415879170 0415879175
OCLC Number: 548660301
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Boys in the frame --
Getting the experience --
The schoolboy as object of study --
Writing the schoolboy --
Observing participation --
pt. II. That unstable construct --
Monday morning --
George --
Year 9 --
The student body --
The aspirational self --
Conclusion : Another new beginning.
Series Title: Routledge research in education, 54.
Responsibility: by John Whelen.

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This book re-evaluates the debate over why so many boys are failing at school, moving it from a focus on gender construction and the panic about achievement to the broader question of what it is to experience being schooled as a boy in the new liberal educational environment.

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'Having taught in a secondary school in Melbourne, Australia for 20-plus years, Whelen decided to pursue a PhD (Monash U.) and for his dissertation chose to do an ethnographic study of boys in school Read more...

 
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