Being Normal is the Only Way to be: Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and School

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A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colorful, absorbing, illuminating, and—critically—practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be ‘cool’ and ‘normal’, and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships.

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Page 194 - Younger, M., Warrington, M. and Williams, J. (1999) 'The Gender Gap and Classroom Interactions: reality and rhetoric?', British Journal o/ Sociology of Education, 20: 327-43.
Page 193 - D (2002) Dilemmas of desire: Teenage girls talk about sexuality. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

About the author (2005)

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is senior lecturer in social diversity, health, and eduction at Deacon University, Melbourne.

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