Gender in Schooling
A Coggle Diagram about how can stop reproducing structural inequalities in ed system
, FORMAL CULTURES
(panic about boys and underachievement - see above (Turquoise)media stories - three dominant narratives
See Epstein et al., 1998
- boys will be boys - essentialist, they are laddish, what do you expect, they don't really care, it's part of biology
- pity the poor boys - loss of old industries means no jobs for working class boys; no apprenticeships in to blue collar not available, manual labour less available. they have lost out especially to girls as well
- Schools are failing, and failing boys in particular. Women teachers aren't good enough - driving school improvement movement predicated on exam results and league tables
, it's not all boys and it's not everywhere, white middle class boys do well
- locations important - depressed coastal areas, boys do badly but in cities of south east england they do better
- gender gap in attainment by end of schooling in literacy subjects (Eng, Hist, Sociology etc requiring linguistic competence) but no gender gap in maths/sciences, or much narrower
- much less significant than social class gap- this overdetermines throughout uk - how much income is much better indicator than gender
white middle class boys do much better than white working class girls
, teachers ask boys more questions to head off misbehaving but transaltes to belief that boys get to talk more
and perception about how long/much girls talk for - even if speaking for equal time, girls and teacher will perceive girls talking more
and resources: Francis and Skelton, 2005; Jackson, 2006, Paechter, 2007; Ringrose, 2012; Walkerdine, 1989; Browne, 2004; Huang, 2010....
), how do we come to the dispositions we have?
, how children learn the rules and "claim their space"
, Shereen Benjamin - Education - intersection of gender and disability
, MIZZ magazine - corruption/cooption of "Ms" ??
, gender taken for granted - EMBEDDED
, do high status subjects become associated with masculinity or does a subject perceived as masculine become high status? cf. historically when Latin and subjects requiring linguistic competency were associated with masculinity
and what were dominant practices in your own schooling? what critical incidents? what made you see something about your gender that you hadn't seen before and stayed with you? what was every day? what was taken for granted? how? what were the consequences for you/others? of refusal? reframing? think about gender being deeply felt as much as thought.