Teaching boys: classroom practices that work

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Title Teaching boys: classroom practices that work
Author Keddie, Amanda; Mills, Martin
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Crows Nest, N.S.W
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Abstract Persistently cheeky, disruptive, even aggressive boys can be found in classrooms everywhere, as can the victims of bullying. These boys' behaviours often pose a problem to themselves as well as to others. As the hotly contested debates about boys' education swirl around them, what can teachers actually do to improve boys' performance in the classroom? Teaching Boys provides a practical framework for teachers to improve boys' education in ways that are appropriate for their school context and also sustainable. Drawing on intensive research in classrooms where innovative teachers are achieving good outcomes with boys, Keddie and Mills show how other teachers can learn from their success. They acknowledge that there are no simple solutions, but show that what teachers do in the classroom really does matter. They emphasise the importance of understanding the impact of dominant and subversive masculinities at all levels of schooling, on both boys and girls. 'What is original about this book is that it marries theory and practice in a way that speaks to the everyday realities and concerns of teachers who work with boys in schools'
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.allen-unwin.com.au
ISBN 9781741752427
Date Accessioned 2010-01-28
Date Available 2010-07-26T06:51:27Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Cross discipline
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/32582
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1x

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