Author: Jo Carr, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Author: Anne Pauwels, University of Western Australia
Hardback: ISBN: 403939675 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Jo Carr and Anne Pauwels examine the continuing poor relationship between boys and the study of foreign languages. Framed by discussion of gender socialization, gendered curriculum practices and cultural narratives about boys and schooling, the core of the book is constructed by boys themselves. They talk about school, about themselves as learners, about teachers and language classrooms. Their commentaries raise important issues for language teachers and curriculum planners, but also for everyone involved in wider conversations about boys, language, literacy and education.