ERIC Number: ED435134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
A View from the Inside: Enlisting Men & Boys To Develop Strategies To Prevent Violence. A Report of the Select Seminar.
This document discusses a seminar in which participants focused on the enculturation of boys into American society, particularly the ways in which violence tends to be connected to boys. Three teams from three different school districts, a team from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and a team from a college teacher preparation department, for a total of 15 men and boys, assembled for the 3-day session. The booklet outlines the seminar process in which "nonexperts" come together to discuss problems and formulate solutions. The first day was devoted to introductions in which each participant made a brief statement about the topic. During the opening session several issues were identified that would be discussed during the seminar: (1) violence, especially in schools, often involves boys attacking girls, both verbally and physically; (2) boys are raised to be physically strong and to deny their emotional side; (3) the stereotypes about boys are inculcated through sports, media, and gender inequality; (4) boys from one-parent families often have no adult male model; and (5) boys who are "different" are often objects of ridicule. Day two of the seminar featured presentations, reflections, and the formulation of programs. An overview of the four pilot programs that arose from the seminar are presented. (Appendixes include suggested activities to use with boys about violence and school culture.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Males, Models, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Security, Student Development, Violence
Capital Area School Development Association, University at Albany, East Campus, One University Place-A 409, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456 ($18 including postage). Tel: 518-525-2680.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.