ERIC Number: EJ1048500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
Teaching Boys: Towards a Theory of Gender-Relevant Pedagogy
Bristol, Travis J.
Gender and Education, v27 n1 p53-68 2015
This article calls attention to the social and educational challenges facing boys and men around the world. Next, it highlights how the outcomes for males of African descent across the Americas, in particular the USA, are especially troubling. Moreover, a critique is presented about the recruitment campaigns that see increasing the number of Black male teachers as an elixir for improving the crisis facing Black boys. Then, the article focuses on the intersection of race and gender and reframes the discussion around improving the deleterious school outcomes facing Black boys by shifting the conversation to exploring how educators' socialised views around gender influence the ways in which they teach boys. Finally, the article provides practical applications for designing a curriculum that is "gender relevant".
Descriptors: Males, Gender Issues, Relevance (Education), African American Students, African Americans, African American Teachers, Socialization, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Curriculum Development, At Risk Students, Disproportionate Representation, Teacher Recruitment
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