Are girls more resilient than boys? Lessons in gender justice from the Boys Keep Singing project.

Martin Ashley

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Abstract

This presentation drew on theories of academic resilience and fear of failure to explain the absence of boys from singing activities. Evidence from the AHRC funded Boys Keep Singing project was drawn upon to demonstrate that behind a macho facade that posits singing as a "gay" or "feminine" activity lies a fear of failure in many boys when confronted by feminine competence. The paper explored the consequences for gender justice as well as the wider implications of certain classes of boys' lack of resilience when faced with academic challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-12
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
EventVisiting Professorial Scholarship Seminar - School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia
Duration: 11 Feb 201124 Feb 2011

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OtherVisiting Professorial Scholarship Seminar
CountryAustralia
Period11/02/1124/02/11

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