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Boys don't try? : rethinking masculinity in schools / Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts.

Boys don't try? : rethinking masculinity in schools / Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts.
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Record Number 19950
ISBN 9780815350255 (pbk.)
Location 371.8211 PIN
Author Pinkett, Matt (author.).
Title Boys don't try? : rethinking masculinity in schools / Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts.
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Collation xiii, 203 pages ; 26 cm.
Content types text
Carrier type volume
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographic references.
Contents Note The engagement myth -- Disadvantaged students -- Peer pressure -- Mental health -- Expectations -- Sex and sexism -- In the classroom -- Violence -- Relationships -- Other voices.
Summary Note "There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. The list of things to concern teachers is long. Disappointing academic results, a lack of interest in studying, higher exclusion rates, increasing mental health issues, sexist attitudes, an inability to express emotions... Traditional ideas about masculinity are having a negative impact, not only on males, but females too. In this ground-breaking book, Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts argue that schools must rethink their efforts to get boys back on track. 'Boys don't try?' examines the research around key topics such as anxiety and achievement, behaviour and bullying, schoolwork and self-esteem. It encourages the reader to reflect on how they define masculinity and consider what we want for boys in our schools. Offering practical quick wins, as well as long-term strategies to help boys become happier and achieve greater academic success, the book: offers ways to avoid problematic behaviour by boys and tips to help teachers address poor behaviour when it happens; highlights key areas of pastoral care that need to be recognised by schools; exposes how popular approaches to 'engaging' boys are actually misguided and damaging; details how issues like disadvantage, relationships, violence, peer pressure, and pornography affect boys' perceptions of masculinity and how teachers can challenge these. With an easy-to-navigate three-part structure for each chapter, setting out the stories, key research, and practical solutions, this is essential reading for all classroom teachers and school leaders who are keen to ensure male students enjoy the same success as girls" - Back cover.
Topical Term Boys -- Education
Sex differences in education
Sexism in education
Educational sociology
Added Name Roberts, Mark, 1977-, (author).
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