Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The “Boy Turn” in Research on Gender and Education

Weaver-Hightower, M. (2003). The "Boy Turn" in Research on Gender and Education. Review of Educational Research, 73 (4), pp. 471-498.

Summary: This article is a literature review focusing on a shift in educational research on gender away from studies around girls and women and onto boys, calling this shift the “boy turn.” He explores the social, economic, and political factors that contributed to this shift and examines some of the problems that this shift in research have inadvertently created.

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