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'I was never really there': reflecting on girls' non-participation in school

Johnston-Wilder, Susan and Collins, Janet (2005). 'I was never really there': reflecting on girls' non-participation in school. In: Lloyd, Gwynedd ed. Problem Girls: Understanding and Supporting Troubled and Troublesome Girls and Young Women. UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

This book explores the issues surrounding girls and young women who are seen as troubled or troublesome. It sets out to further our understanding of young women who face or cause difficulties, offering a diverse and complex view. The contributors to this book do not simply accept the labelling of some girls and young women as 'problems', but unpick and challenge these labels.
Recognising the increasing importance of schools as the primary source of support for girls and young women, the chapters discuss the implications for practice of teachers and other professionals, covering important issues like:
- girls' classroom behaviour;
- mental health problems;
- violence and sexuality;
- exclusion and community offences.
By presenting a range of theoretical perspectives, readers of this book will be encouraged to reflect on what underpins the actions of girls and young women and take their voices seriously. It will be essential reading for practitioners and professionals in Education, as well as students and academics in the field.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-415-30313-3, 978-0-415-30313-2
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 643
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/643
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