Bailey, Barbara; Brown, Monica M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Centre for Gender and Development Studies
Schooling and masculinity: Boys' perceptions of the school experience
Journal of Education
Date of Publication
Identifies financial constraints,community and school violence are the major factors contributing to boys dropping out of the formal school system and for their non-participation and underachievement. Findings suggest that it is the political economy of the boys' situation rather than socialization or school factors that account for their underachievement. Concludes that the focus in earlier research has been on comparisons between sexes rather than on intra-group factors such as social class assignment, family structure and place of residence and how these influence schooling and the school experience of boys.....