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Boy Problem Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870-1970

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ISBN-10: 1421412594

ISBN-13: 9781421412597

Edition: 2014

Authors: Julia Grant

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Contemporary debates about the tendency toward poor academic performance among boys of color point to inadequate and punitive schools, poverty, and cultural conflicts. Julia Grant offers a historical perspective on the "boy problem," revealing it as an issue that has vexed educators for more than a century.Since compulsory schooling was enforced, immigrant, poor, and boys of color have constituted the most school-averse population with which educators have had to contend. Public schools developed vocational education, organized athletics, technical schools, and evening continuation schools—contributing to a culture of masculinity that devalued academic success in school. Urban educators…    
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Book details

List price: $41.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.82" tall
Weight: 0.990