What about The Boys?

by Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn

What about The Boys? Synopsis

* How can teachers address the challenge of educating boys for life in the 21st century? * What aspects of schooling are particularly problematic for boys? * How do issues of class, race and sexuality impact upon boys educational experiences? This edited collection brings together leading researchers from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States to explore issues of boys, schooling and masculinities within the context of the current concern about the education of boys. The contributors draw on detailed empirical research to highlight some important issues that are not addressed in public debates about boys in the media. Chapter topics include international perspectives on debates about boys; teaching boys; programs for boys in schools; boys and risk taking; boys and discipline; boys and sexuality; Afro-American boys; indigenous boys in Australian schools; boys and reading; boys and maths; boys, dance and sport; boys and science; girls' talk about boys. The book will be important and compelling reading for all teachers concerned with the education of boys.

What about The Boys? Press Reviews

...this book is well written and very easy to read and understand. It covers a lot of important issues and sets the scene for further research in these areas. It is recommended for any teachers wishing to review their teaching styles and curriculum development, and for school policy-makers hoping to promote better access and quality of education. - Wing Hong Chui

Book Information

ISBN: 9780335206230
Publication date: 1st October 2001
Author: Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn
Publisher: Open University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 257 pages
Categories: Gender studies, gender groups, Organization & management of education,

About Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn

Wayne Martino is in the School of Education at Murdoch University, Australia. Before taking up his position as a university lecturer, he taught English in secondary schools for nine years. His research has focused on the role that masculinities play in boys' lives at school. He has also recently completed another book So What's a Boy? co-authored with Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Open University Press 2001. Bob Meyenn is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia. He has taught in schools and universities in Australia, England, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and North America. He has ...

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