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Title: The Motivation of Boys who Leave School Early: The Impact of Teachers
Contributor(s): Harrington, Ingrid  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1007/s10671-007-9040-z
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Abstract: How well boys perform during the compulsory years of schooling is a significant concern with considerable research highlighting that boys experience problems at school in terms of learning, behaviour, achievement and participation when compared to girls. In particular, the retention of boys to Year 12 has been problematic. This article reports on a study exploring boys' motivations to leave school early on the basis of an opportunistic sample of 22 boys aged 16 in Queensland. The article briefly explores the issues surrounding boys' early school leaving, and makes links between their experiences with teachers at school to their early school leaving decision.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 7(1), p. 47-55
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 1570-2081
Field of Research (FOR): 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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