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Gendered discourses on knowledge and performances in secondary school.

Författare och institution:
Ann-Sofie Holm (Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik); Elisabet Öhrn (Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik)
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Paper presented at the interim Gender and Education conference, 15-17 June, 2016,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
ABSTRACT Recent research points at declining achievement trends for Sweden in comparison with other countries, and also increasing differences between municipalities, schools and student groups. Also, the longstanding pattern that girls achieve better than boys in school still occurs. This paper focus on the latter and draws on observations and interviews in three grade 9 classes to explore discourses of gender and achievement in student peer groups and various teaching contexts in Sweden. The findings show that students are generally rather keen to perform well and there are few expressions of anti-school attitudes even among boys, but they appear as less interested in and associated with studying. In the paper we explore three themes that appear as central for distancing males from studying. The first theme concerns effortless achievement and the celebration of talent, which - in line with previous research - appears as especially central to boys but also has bearings for the (de)valuation of girls’ achievements. The second theme puts studying in perspective of other valued social activities and relationships, in particular the presentation of being a person with a full life. The third theme concerns future expectations and students’ views of the relative importance of school achievement and marks for their labour market positioning and life chances.
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2016-06-21 14:19

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