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Boys and change : the relationship between behaviour management and the social construction of masculinity

McMaster, Irini 1997 , 'Boys and change : the relationship between behaviour management and the social construction of masculinity', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The intention of the following work is to explore the behaviour
management of boys from a social construction of gender viewpoint so
that boys may change. The focus of this work is the examination of
masculinity in one site, a single sex boys' school. The complex theories
which describe how an individual acquires his or her gender traits are
explored. Schools are influential sites where students absorb messages
concerning the meaning of what it means to be male and female. The
structures, teachers, curriculum, student management policies and
students provide clear messages concerning masculinity and femininity.
The research for this work is in the form of a case study approach. This
includes a program which was designed in an attempt to meet some of
the needs of a group of grade nine boys and the Peer Relations
Questionnaire to assess the prevalence of harassment and bullying within
the school. This dissertation provides suggestions for educators of boys,
so that schools may plan for, and provide opportunities, for boys and
men to change.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:McMaster, Irini
Keywords: Teenage boys, Boys, Behavior modification, Masculinity, Social interaction in children, Sex role in children
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Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1998. Includes bibliographical references. (leaves 156-164)

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