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

Ashley, Martin (2011) Are girls more resilient than boys? Lessons in gender justice from the Boys Keep Singing project. Visiting Professorial Scholarship Seminar, 11th - 24th February 2011, School of Education, University of Queensland, pp. 1-12.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 15:33
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/3522

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