ERIC Number: ED447905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Case Studies, Child Behavior, Childhood Needs, Children, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Strategies, Males, Maturity (Individuals), Self Control, Self Esteem, Sex Role, Social Responsibility, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web Site: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/department/fac/boys.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Counselors; Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia