ERIC Number: ED442585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Boys in Schools Bulletin: Practical Initiatives Addressing Boys' Needs, 1999.
Fletcher, Richard, Ed.; Browne, Rollo, Ed.
Boys in Schools Bulletin: Practical Initiatives Addressing Boys' Needs, v2 n1-4 Apr-Dec 1999
This document is comprised of volume 2 of a quarterly bulletin for educators in Australia providing a practical focus to improving boys' schooling. The April 1999 issue focuses on the role of school executives, or administrators, on supporting educational initiatives. This issue includes articles describing the development of a program-based approach at a state high school and the subsequent evolution of a more holistic agenda for local feeder schools, efforts to change the entrenched rugby culture at a high school, a primary school father involvement program, a primary level father and child camp program, and the use of negotiation programs to change school culture. The July 1999 issue contains articles on: identifying depression in boys; using community volunteers to improve learning outcomes for boys; features of women's leadership with boys; working with indigenous boys; and rebuilding the school atmosphere after a suicide. The October 1999 issue includes articles on a mentoring program to address boys' anger, ideas about masculinity, rites of passage to manhood, a high school program in which boys run an on-site business, a high school creative-arts-based initiative, and an assessment of a Year 8 boys program. The December 1999 issue focuses on boys' physical and social involvement and contains articles describing initiatives that engage boys either physically or through making decisions about their school, including a game program, a program in which boys uphold positive values on the playground, and the use of self-defense for training in communication skills and social development. (KB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cooperative Learning, Depression (Psychology), Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Males, Masculinity, Mentors, Parent Participation, Periodicals, Physical Development, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Culture, Social Development, Suicide, Values Education
Family Action Centre, Men and Boys Program, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; Tel: 02 4921 8739; Fax: 02 4921 8686; Web site: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/department/fac/boys (Pub. No. 970, $35 Australian Dollars, 4 issues. Outside Australia, add $3.50 for postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia