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ERIC Number: EJ985512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
The Implementation of a Rites of Passage Programme into a Boys' Secondary School
Smith, Andrew Philip
Pastoral Care in Education, v30 n4 p345-357 2012
A perception that some boys are performing poorly both socially and academically is evident in the research literature. This perception has been linked to broader concerns around the transition of boys to manhood. Schools are increasingly paying attention to their role in this transition. This paper discusses the implementation of a rites of passage programme to a New Zealand all-boys secondary school. Experiences of staff and students involved in the programme are reported using their own words as far as possible. Of particular note is the impact of the programme on the teacher-student relationship. The study raises some significant points for consideration, applicable beyond the specific programme discussed and relevant to all schools concerned about supporting boys. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand