ERIC Number: ED280756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Flexibility in Male Roles.
Moody, Charles D., Comp.; Linn, Eleanor, Ed.
Title IX Line, v7 n1 Fall 1986
In this publication issues are discussed which pertain to male roles and fatherhood. "From the Desk of the Director" (Charles D. Moody, Sr.) discusses the need for increased role flexibility for men in general and black men in particular. The lead article, "Equity: A Question in Balance" (D. Groves Dugger), delves into the causes and consequences of rigid role expectations for men and boys. Examples of negative outcomes of rigid role expectations associated with males are given. Suggestions to bring men and women closer to the middle of a trait spectrum are included. The second article, "Illustrations of Male Experience," contains representative excerpts of male experiences and associated masculine traits. Themes such as showing affection, taking risks, competition, and friendship are described. The remainder of the issue is devoted to specific aspects of school policies, programs, and procedures. "Teacher/Student Interaction, or, Must Boys Be Boys?" (Iva A. Smith) provides a summary of the available knowledge on role expectation and student achievement. "Discipline and Gender: Reducing the Disparities" (Marta Larson) discusses school discipline and its relationship to sex role socialization. Suggestions for improving school discipline systems are made. "Career Planning: How Well Do We Prepare the Boys?" (Martha Adler) treats the specific needs of male students in career planning programs. "Involving Fathers in All Facets of School Activities" (Salome Gebre-Egziabher) presents ideas for increasing fathers' involvement in school activities. Ten suggestions for successful father conferences and a chart listing practical tips to encourage father involvement in the schools are included. Concluding the issue is a list of recommended resources that may stimulate further thought. (APG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Sex Equity in Schools.