La crise des garçons:Réalité ou mythe dans les classes de français au collège en Suède?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The objective of this thesis is to investigate the existence of a boy crisis in the French classes, located throughout Swedish high schools. The main focus of the thesis is to determine whe-ther or not the teachers feel as though there are differences between males and females in three different main focuses. The three different focuses include the pupils’ headcount, their behaviours, and their performances. Due to the fact that the results are capable of being weig-hed in the favour of the boy crisis or quite the opposite, the thesis firstly defines the two oppo-site ideologies that concern the boy crisis. On one hand, there is a camp that considers the boy crisis a reality and on the other hand, there is another camp that believes this crisis is only a myth.
The main material/method is composed of a series of interviews created by two French tea-chers who work in different high schools, located in two different communes in the southern areas of Sweden. The results of the conversations revealed that it is rather difficult to preci-sely determine if there is actually a boy crisis in the class of French in Sweden’s high schools. In terms of headcount, there is a big difference between boys and girls, as there are only a few boys in French classes. This is due to the fact that the male pupils tend to pick an alternative such as Swedish and English, instead of studying a modern language such as French, which actually shows the premise of a boy crisis here. However, boys are doing well in terms of be-haviour and performances. As a matter of fact, they are doing just as well as the girls. Accor-ding to each teacher, generalization is considered inappropriate because not everything per-tains to gender. Instead, they believe it is about the personality, as well as motivation of the particular individual.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35911OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35911DiVA: diva2:731969
Subject / course
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Larsson Ringqvist, Eva, Professor
Albepart Ottesen, Chantal, Adjunkt