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Boys and Foreign Language Learning : Real Boys Don't Do Languages

Carr, Mary Joanna & Pauwels, Anne (2006) Boys and Foreign Language Learning : Real Boys Don't Do Languages. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Abstract

How do boys from the major English-dominant communities of the world explain their apparent lack of interest in the foreign languages option? Is this a 'curriculum misalignment' issue? A reaction to language-teaching approaches? Tension between performed masculinities and language practice? This book explores the boys-languages relationship as explained by boys themselves. Based on data collected from more than 200 boys in different secondary schools, it identifies key dimensions of this unsuccessful relationship.

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ID Code: 16864
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: foreign languages, gender, boys, pedagogy
ISBN: 9781403939678
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright Palgrave Macmillan 2006
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2008 16:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:24

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