This study examines exclusion of boys in the Danish public school. The subject is relevant since Denmark is highly profiled on knowledge, and therefore cannot afford to neglect a large number of pupils. This study is based on a large survey conducted on a representative choice of schools. This survey displays that boys don’t achieve the desired results from school on the measured variables and 30,8 % of the boys are considered to have difficulties. Two theoretical approaches are chosen to identify causes of this problem. The biological approach arguments, that the boys have some psychical hindrances to engage in school. Bourdieu’s habitus theory explains that the schools expectations and concept of gender in school is an obstacle to boys. Different approaches to accomplish increased inclusion are discussed in the context of the conducted analysis. This study concludes that the boys have problems elicited by their gender and from external perceptions of the gender. To obtain successful inclusion of boys in the Danish school, it is important to take gender significances into consideration, as well as other aspects and structures that can have an influence on each individual boy.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 jan. 2013|
|Vejledere||Peter Mølgaard Nielsen|
- folkeskole drenge