Student Realities

  • Victoria Rawlings
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


This chapter presents the findings of the student focus groups that were undertaken at both Grove and Wilson High Schools. Four focus groups were conducted – a male and female group from each school. As detailed in Chap. 3, the formation of these groups contributed to the discursive performances and outcomes that they produced in that they were situated in particular geographic, institutional and gendered locations. In particular, the gendered groupings illustrate expectations and productions of meaning that differed between the male and female focus groups. These will be explored in this chapter in the same structure to that of the previous chapter detailing head teacher and principal realities.


Social Capital Physical Violence Social Hierarchy Subjective Position Disciplinary Power 
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  • Victoria Rawlings
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  1. 1.The University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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