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What about the parents and the teachers of boys? Contemporary challenges for academic work on literacy, masculinity and educational innovation

conference contribution
posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Leonie Rowan
The past ten years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of educational ‘innovations’ designed to respond to the contemporary literacy needs of boys in schools. Intense public anxiety about the apparent under-achievements of boys in literacy can make it difficult for those at the heart of these innovations—teachers, parents, boys themselves—to identify the extent to which the solutions they are offered actually are able to make a sustainable, long-term difference to the literacy achievements of the specific boys they are concerned about. Acknowledging the contested nature of the masculinity and literacy terrains this paper explores contemporary responsibilities for academics engaged in gender based, literacy interventions in the 21st century.

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Event

Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2006 : Adelaide, S.Aust.)

Pagination

1 - 12

Publisher

Australian Association for Research in Education

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Place of publication

Coldstream, Vic.

Start date

2006-11-27

End date

2006-11-30

ISSN

1324-9339

eISSN

1324-9320

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2006, AARE & the respective authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

P Jeffery

Title of proceedings

AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia

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