Gender equity and the boys debate: what sort of challenge is it?
Source TitleBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
PublisherTaylor & Francis, Ltd.
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Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationYates, L. (1997). Gender equity and the boys debate: what sort of challenge is it? British Journal of Sociology of Education, 18(3), 337-347.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a post-print of an article submitted for consideration in British Journal of Sociology of Education ©1997 Copyright Taylor and Francis Routledge; http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/01425692.html
Recently public and policy discussions about gender equity have become strongly concerned with boys. This article discusses some aspects of the form, the context and the implications of these developments in Australia (and notes some points of similarity and difference with developments in the UK). It focuses on three main areas: the ways examination and other 'indicators' have been used in public policy constructions of gender inequality; secondly the issue of what types of reforms constitute gender equity as a project; and thirdly, the issue of research agendas and the entry of masculinity to gender research.
Keywordsgender equity; curriculum; education policy; sociology
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