How Gender Can Be A Reason For Exclusion?

1619 WordsNov 30, 20157 Pages
Inclusion, defined in the Oxford Dictionary as the action of including or being included within a group or structure. Inclusion has transformed over the years into a massive buzzword within education settings. From an education viewpoint Collins (2012) commented on how inclusion is about reducing barriers to learning and increasing participation for all students. Social exclusion evokes powerful behaviours, thoughts and feelings. These negative emotions can bring about physiological pain (Molden et al., 2009). Unfortunately, social exclusion is apparent in schools and comes about in a variety of ways such as children coming from an area which experiences socio-economic deprivation, transversely children from an affluent background could also face social rejection from their peers. A child’s ethnicity and if they have any special educational needs could be a factor as to why they may experience social exclusion. This paper will look at how gender can be a reason for exclusion and possible reasons as to why this may happen with many stereotypes being held about boys and girls it is easy to understand why children may experience exclusion if they are classed under these stereotypes through callousness from teachers or peers. Gender is so much more than biological differences between men and women and can be classed as the social construction of masculine and feminine, this process of forming gender identities is dynamic, ongoing and changeable rather than a static or fixed
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