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ERIC Number: ED451886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Rock and Water Course: Teaching Boys Self Control, Self Respect and Self Confidence.
Ykema, Freerk
Based on the view that boys need real support in growing to manhood, especially in societies where traditional role patterns are changing, the Rock and Water program was developed in the Netherlands to focus on guiding boys ages 10 to 15 years in the growth to manhood. This paper describes the program, which is centered around the themes of safety and integrity. The program goals are: (1) to assist boys in their development to adulthood; (2) to focus on developing self confidence, self knowledge, self respect, boundary awareness, self awareness, and intuition; (3) to develop moral standards and values; and (4) to assist boys in dealing with power, strength, and powerlessness. The first 8 lessons of the program are suitable for 10- to 12-year-olds, with the remaining 6 lessons appropriate for boys 14-year-old and older. Physical exercises are linked with mental and social skills; the program's framework of exercises and thoughts about boys and manhood assists boys to become aware of purpose and motivation in their lives. Topics include intuition, body language, mental power, empathy, positive thinking and visualizing, bullying, sexual harassment, homophobia, life goals, desires, and following an inner compass. Also included in the paper is information on workshops for training teachers to use the Rock and Water Program. An outline of the Rock and Water course completes the paper. (KB)
For full text: boys/rock-water.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands