Frith, Gill, "The Time of Your Life: The Meaning of the School Story", in Language, Gender and Childhood, Steedman, Carolyn, Urwin, Cathy and Walkerdine, Valerie (eds.), Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1985, pp113-136. Frith based her findings on the results of a questionnaire "distributed in July 1983 to a first-year class in a mixed comprehensive school, a second-year class in a single-sex comprehensive, and a small random sampling of girls in a mixed primary school. All three schools were in predominantly working-class catchment areas" (p134).

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