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Sexual Bullying
Gender Conflict and Pupil Culture in Secondary Schools

ISBN 9780415191135
Published October 5, 1999 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Bullying is one of the most destructive but common social practices that young people experience in schools, and one of the most difficult for teachers to manage successfully. Sexual bullying is even more difficult to deal with.
Most adults can recall the important part sexual reputation played in the hierarchies of peer-group popularity during secondary schooling. The significance of this formative period of our sexual identities seems obvious, but is largely ignored by education policy makers and rarely appears in staff training programmes.
This book draws together a number of theories on gender, adolescent behaviour and schooling to examine social interactions in four comprehensive schools. The original research underpinning this book comprises of group and individual interviews with the pupils, case-studies and classroom-practitioner observations over a seven-year period.
This book will stimulate interest amongst all concerned with pupil welfare and social change.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Boy troubles; Chapter 2 Girl troubles; Chapter 3 Age differences in adolescent relationships; Chapter 4 The ideology of age seniority; Chapter 5 The culture of feminine violence; Chapter 6 Homophobias: intra-gender policing; Chapter 7 Summary of findings: the importance of being gendered; Chapter 8 Analysis, discussion and wild speculation;

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Neil Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Wolverhampton.