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Problem Girls : Understanding and Supporting Troubled and Troublesome Girls and Young Women - Gwynedd Lloyd

Problem Girls

Understanding and Supporting Troubled and Troublesome Girls and Young Women

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Published: 1st April 2005
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This book explores the issues surrounding girls who are considered to be a "problem." They may be disruptive in class, refuse to attend lessons or have been excluded from school altogether. They may also be committing offences in the community. Whilst it is widely acknowledged that this behaviour can be manifested through physical, emotional or sexual abuse or other personal difficulties, the contributors examine how we can understand and make sense of their actions by:
* Considering the latest research surrounding girls' behaviour problems and the related theoretical issues
* Providing a clear conceptual framework around which professionals can work
* Suggesting appropriate forms of support and intervention
* Discussing implications for policy and practice.
Contributors to this book use a perspective, which recognises current thinking about "emotional and behavioural difficulties" but crucially acknowledges the gender-specific difficulties faced by girls and young women at home, at school and in the community.

'This book offers a wealth of evidence regarding the need for change in schooling as well as some good positive strategies for the direction that might be taken.' - Youth&Policy

"I found the whole book a fascinating read, and one that I believe would be essential reading for practitioners and professionals in education, as well as students and academics in the field." - NASEN Journal, 2011

Introduction: Why we need a book about problem girls
Not/knowing their place: girls' classroom behaviour
Feeling under pressure: low-income girls negotiating school life
Girls' mental health problems - often hidden, sometimes unrecognised
Exploring the psychological landscape of 'problem' girls: embodiment, relationship and agency
'Violent Girls': same or different from 'other' girls
Growing up mean: Covert aggression and the policing of girlhood
The trouble with sex: sexuality and subjectivity in the lives of teenage girls
Black femininities go to school: How young black females navigate race and gender
Girls in trouble in the child welfare and criminal justice system
'EBD girls' - A critical view
"I was never really there" reflecting on girls' non-participation in school
Engaging girls' voices: Learning as social practice
"My special little house": Reforming the risky geographies of middle school girls at Clifftop College Afterword: 'Problem' Girls - A complex picture
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ISBN: 9780415303132
ISBN-10: 0415303133
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1