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The Boy Problem: Educating Boys in Urban America, 1870–1970



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…

The Boy Problem

Author : Julia Grant  |  Pub Date : 2014-02-17  |  Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421412597
ISBN 13 : 1421412594

A study which 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...


Color In The Classroom

Author : Zoe Burkholder  |  Pub Date : 2011-10-05  |  Publisher : OUP USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199751723
ISBN 13 : 0199751722

Although nearly forgotten today, this educational reform movement represents an important component of early civil rights activism that emerged alongside the domestic and global te..


Chicana O Struggles For Education

Author : Guadalupe San Miguel  |  Pub Date : 2013-04-29  |  Publisher : Texas A&M University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781603449960
ISBN 13 : 1603449965

Much of the history of Mexican American educational reform efforts has focused on campaigns to eliminate discrimination in public schools. However, as historian Guadalupe San Migue..


Body Failure

Author : Wendy Mitchinson  |  Pub Date : 2013-10-30  |  Publisher : University of Toronto Press

ISBN 10 : 9781442665286
ISBN 13 : 1442665289

In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. It is based on in-depth re..


Orphans And Destitute Children In The Late Ottoman Empire

Author : Nazan Maksudyan  |  Pub Date : 2014  |  Publisher : Syracuse University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780815652977
ISBN 13 : 0815652976

History books often weave tales of rising and falling empires, royal dynasties, and wars among powerful nations. Here, Maksudyan succeeds in making those who are farthest removed f..


Modern Manhood And The Boy Scouts Of America

Author : Benjamin René Jordan  |  Pub Date : 2016-03-07  |  Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469627663
ISBN 13 : 1469627663

In this illuminating look at gender and Scouting in the United States, Benjamin Rene Jordan examines how in its founding and early rise, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) integrated ..


The End Of American Childhood

Author : Paula S. Fass  |  Pub Date : 2016-05-03  |  Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400880430
ISBN 13 : 1400880432

The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass..


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