|About the book|
* 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.
|About the authors|
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 worked on projects in various countries in Asia and the Pacific. Throughout his career in teaching and research there has been a constant focus on issues of equity and social justice.
|Table of contents|
'What about the boys?'
an overiew of the debates
The significance of teaching English boys
exploring social change, modern schooling and the making of masculinities
new ideas for schooling boys
Pushing it to the max
interrogating the risky business of being a boy
addressing issues of masculinity within a gender equity framework
'Powerful people aren't usually real kind, friendly, open people!'
boys interrogating masculinities at school
Boyz' own stories
masculinities and sexualities in schools
'Learning to laugh?'
a study of schoolboy humour in the English secondary school
Sad, bad or sexy boys'
girls talk in and out of the classroom
Transgressing the masculine
African-American boys and the failure of schools
'Someone has to go through'
indigenous boys, staying on at school and negotiating masculinities
Naughty boys at school
perspectives on boys and discipline
Boys will be boys
Maths talk is boys' talk
constructing masculinitiy in school mathematics
Boys, books and breaking boundaries
developing literacy in and out of school
'I like smashing people, and I like getting smashed myself'
addressing issues of masculinity in physical education and sport