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ERIC Number: ED447905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Boys, Developing Fine Men Conference (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, August 21-22, 2000).
Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
This report contains the proceedings of a conference convened to build on the work of those pioneering better teaching and learning techniques for boys. Teachers at the conference were asked to present their schools' experiences in a case study format to maximize the learning and discussion among participants. The report begins with a schedule of the conference, floor plans, and a subject listing of the workshop papers. The workshop papers are organized into four main subject areas. Section one, "Building Self Confidence in Boys," contains the following keynote and workshop papers: (1) "Self Control and Self Confidence for Boys: The Development of the Rock and Water Course"; (2) "Physical-Social Work with Boys"; (3) "Recognising and Dealing with Depression"; (4) "Case Studies: Indigenous Boys Programs"; and (5) "Managing Boys' Disruptive Behaviour in the Classroom." Section two, "Making It Safe To Be Different," contains the following keynote and workshop papers: (1) "The Missing Link? New Ideas about Homophobia and the Health and Welfare of All Men and Boys"; (2) "Addressing Homophobia"; (3) "Teaching Boys Introspection"; (4) "Case Studies: Bullying, Welfare and Mentoring"; and (5) "Using Games To Teach Social Skills." Section three, "Reading, Writing and Counting," contains the following keynote and workshop papers: (1) "Useful Finding from Research in Literacy/Numberacy Teaching and Learning for Boys and Girls"; (2) "Learning Styles"; (3) "Engaging Reluctant Learners"; (4) "Case Studies: Raising Boys Achievement"; and (5) "Single Sex Classes--Do They Work for Boys and Girls?" Section four, "Building Support for Boys," contains the following workshop papers: (1) "Building Capacity for Working with Boys at Risk"; (2) "Utilising Difference: Clarifying Roles for Men and Women Teachers"; (3) "Case Studies: Giving Boys Options"; and (4) "Building Empathy in Boys through Restorative Justice." The report concludes with a delegate list, a description of the Men and Boys Program, sponsor list, and contact details. (SD)
Men and Boys Program, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia ($90 Australian dollars). Tel: 02-4921-8739; Fax: 02-4921-8686; e-mail:; Web Site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia