Boys' Underachievement in Education: An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries

dc.contributor.author Jha, Jyotsna
dc.contributor.author Kelleher, Fatimah
dc.contributor.editor Johnson, Tina
dc.coverage.placeName Australia en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Jamaica en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Lesotho en_US
dc.coverage.placeName Samoa en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Pacific en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-19T06:02:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-19T06:02:45Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.description.abstract Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys' underachievement - both in terms of participation and performance - has also become an issue in a number of countries. This book reviews the research on boys' underachievement and presents the arguments that have been put forward to understand its causes. The authors also present new studies from Australia, Jamaica, Lesotho and Samoa; and they use both the research and the evidence from the case studies to explore the causes and policy implications of this trend - the first time a truly cross-regional approach has been applied to the issue. Dr. Tony Sewell conducted the studies in the selected Commonwealth countries. This research was part of the 15th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (15CCEM, 2003) agenda and reports to 16CCEM (2006) on how open and distance learning methodologies can alleviate the problem of boys' education in circumstances where under-achievement is evident. This book will interest all education policy makers and analysts concerned to ensure gender equality in school education. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.56059/11599/168
dc.identifier.isbn 0850928451
dc.identifier.isbn 9780850928457
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/168
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth Secretariat en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.title Boys' Underachievement in Education: An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries en_US
dc.type Report en_US
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