Boys performing English

Alloway, Nola, Gilbert, Pam, Gilbert, Rob, and Henderson, Robyn (2003) Boys performing English. Gender and Education, 15 (4). pp. 351-364.

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This article explores the gender dynamics of boys' responses to one particular aspect of English teaching: oral performance work. If focuses on the possibility that the requirement to perform publicly in dramatic and other oral tasks may be an important factor in the rejection of English by many boys, and may contribute to boys' relatively poor achievement in English. The article provides a study of boys' engagement in English oral activities in two classrooms, and identifies a number of factors influencing boys' English learning. In particular, it shows that there is no simple relation between the performance requirements of English learning activities and boys' disengagement with English.

Item ID: 640
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1360-0516
Keywords: Gender, Masculinity, English teaching
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Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 100%
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