Control and constraint: issues of concern for boys in the middle years of schooling

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Keddie, Amanda and Churchill, Rick. 2003. "Control and constraint: issues of concern for boys in the middle years of schooling." Primary and Middle Years Educator. 1 (3), pp. 3-10.
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Control and constraint: issues of concern for boys in the middle years of schooling

Article CategoryEditorial
AuthorsKeddie, Amanda (Author) and Churchill, Rick (Author)
Journal TitlePrimary and Middle Years Educator
Journal Citation1 (3), pp. 3-10
Number of Pages8
Year2003
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
Abstract

Within the context of acknowledging that positive teacher-student relationships are central to improving educational outcomes, boys' desire for greater control and autonomy over their everyday school lives and their resentment with being controlled and constrained by their teachers' enactments of authority, is presented in the article. With the purpose of developing more equitable relations that are informed by sound educational research and gender theory, call for schools to construct professional learning communities is supported. Given the impasse in boys' education and the unacceptable levels of disengagement continuing to characterise the middle years, this holistic response as critical in working towards 'best practice' is seen.

Keywordsteachers; education; interpersonal relations; best practices; employment practices; teacher-student relationships
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
520502. Gender psychology
390406. Gender, sexuality and education
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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