Redefining gender issues for the twenty-first century: putting girls' education back on the agenda

Gilbert, Pam (2001) Redefining gender issues for the twenty-first century: putting girls' education back on the agenda. Curriculum Perspectives, 21 (1). pp. 1-7.

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[Extract] Equity issues in the 1990s have mainly focused upon the 'war of the sexes' - a media-sponsored boys-versus-girls story, which has sought to position boys as the new disadvantaged group in Australian schools. A dominant perception in many of the current debates has been that girls are now 'doing better' than boys, and over the past decade most media attention, government support and research energy have concentrated on boys' educational issues as key equity matters. In particular, boys' poor literacy achievement and lack of interest and engagement in schooling have become identified as two critical issues for educators to confront and challenge.

Item ID: 24729
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 0159-7868
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 00:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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