Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
La crise des garçons:Réalité ou mythe dans les classes de français au collège en Suède?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2014 (French)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.
National Category
Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35911OAI: diva2:731969
Subject / course
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2014-07-03 Created: 2014-07-03 Last updated: 2014-07-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(929 kB)91 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 929 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rich, Christopher
By organisation
Department of Languages
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 91 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 114 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link