ERIC Number: ED402534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Guidance and Counseling Needs of Boys.
The purpose of this book is to focus the attention of counselors and other youth workers to aspects of life that are challenging boys today. The text offers constructive suggestions for professional guidance and counseling services. Much of this book draws on the accumulated literature on boys, especially research investigations. It opens by providing a broad understanding of the biological, psychological, environmental, and social factors that influence boys' lives. Gender roles are examined, along with the development of masculinity and the difference between maleness and masculinity. Young males' sexuality is discussed next, followed by a look at boys in schools and boys in the family. Some of the special issues addressed here include adolescent friendship patterns and information on gang formation and structure; strategies that counselors and teachers can use to improve the educational atmosphere; affects of young male sexuality on behavior; family dynamics and the socialization process; and boys' roles in today's workplace. Also covered are career and life planning and how adults can make a meaningful difference in boys' lives. A list of references appears at the end of each chapter. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Child Psychology, Childhood Needs, Children, Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance, Guidance Objectives, Males, Youth
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (ACA Order No. 72562, $17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.