Monthly Archives: February 2015

Gender Identity and Education

This post looks at how the experience of school can reinforce children’s gender identities Research on the development of gender identity has shown that children become keen to demonstrate their awareness and knowledge of gender at the age of five … Continue reading

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Explaining Gender Inequality in Education – In School Factors

Why do girls do better than boys in schools in Britain? This post aims to explain the gender gap in education by focusing on internal factors such as teacher labeling, laddish subcultures and the feminisation of teaching. Continue reading

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Class Differences in Education – The Role of In school factors

  This post looks as how in school processes such as teacher- pupil relationships, subcultures, banding and streaming and the Hidden Curriculum all relate to class differences in education 1. Teacher pupil relationships Howard Becker: Labelling and the Ideal Pupil – … Continue reading

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