NEED IT BY CHRISTMAS?
The Boy Problem

The Boy Problem

Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970

by Julia Grant

Hardback Publication Date: 15/03/2014

26%
OFF
RRP  $108.00 $80.95
or 4 easy payments of $20.24 with
afterpay
This item qualifies for FREE delivery
America's educational system has a problem with boys, and it's nothing new.

The question of what to do with boys-the "boy problem"-has vexed educators and social commentators for more than a century. Contemporary debates about poor academic performance of boys, especially those of color, point to a myriad of reasons: inadequate and punitive schools, broken families, poverty, and cultural conflicts. Julia Grant offers a historical perspective on these debates and reveals that it is a perennial issue in American schooling that says much about gender and education today.

Since the birth of compulsory schooling, educators have contended with what exactly to do with boys of immigrant, poor, minority backgrounds. Initially, public schools developed vocational education and organized athletics and technical schools as well as evening and summer continuation schools in response to the concern that the American culture of masculinity devalued academic success in school.

Urban educators sought ways to deal with the "bad boys"-almost exclusively poor, immigrant, or migrant-who skipped school, exhibited behavioral problems when they attended, and sometimes landed in special education classes and reformatory institutions. The problems these boys posed led to accommodations in public education and juvenile justice system.

This historical study sheds light on contemporary concerns over the academic performance of boys of color who now flounder in school or languish in the juvenile justice system. Grant's cogent analysis will interest education policy-makers and educators, as well as scholars of the history of education, childhood, gender studies, American studies, and urban history.
ISBN:
9781421412597
9781421412597
Category:
Primary & middle schools
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-03-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x21mm
Weight:
0.45kg

Due to longer than standard delivery times at this time of year, we cannot guarantee that this item will arrive by Christmas.

This title is in stock with our UK supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 2-3 weeks of you placing order. An overall delivery estimate to you, (arrival time to A&R + delivery via post to your address) can be found below.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

 

An overall delivery time for this item, including the 1-2 week arrival time to A&R, to your address is:

NSW Metro: 9- 12 working days.
NSW Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 10 - 13 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
TAS: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Regional: 13 -16 working days.
NT Metro: 13 - 16 working days.
NT Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
Please add one week to the above time due to the busy holiday season.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review The Boy Problem.