* 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.
|Publication date:||1st October 2001|
|Author:||Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn|
|Publisher:||Open University Press|
|Categories:||Gender studies, gender groups, Organization & management of education,|
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 ...More About Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn