ERIC Number: EJ874719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Reference Count: 2
Friends Are like Diamonds
Grady, Marilyn L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v4 n3 p151-152 Jul 2006
There is constant reference to the "Old Boys Network" in the literature about access to administrative roles for women. Two books by Bob Greene capture a "Boys Network" both young and old. The first is "Be True To Your School: A Diary of 1964." It is Greene's journal of his high school years presented as a book. It chronicles his experiences as a teenager growing up with his friends in Bexley, Ohio. The book reflects high school life in the mid-1960s and precipitates an opportunity to compare high school life then and now. The second book is "And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship." This book is the story of the same five fellows. It is a revealing portrait of the friendships that have endured in their lives. Families, careers, distance and years have not weakened the bonds of friendship for these five friends. Their commitment to each other in a time of great challenge is memorable and worthy of attention. They remind how people have lived their friendships.
Descriptors: High Schools, Friendship, Males, Women Administrators, Gender Bias, Social Bias, High School Students, United States History, Educational History
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