Illuminating Boys, Teachers and Their Working Relationships

Illuminating Boys, Teachers and Their Working Relationships Sex Roles (2014) 71:275–277 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0405-5 BOOK REVIEW I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners. By Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley, Cambridge, MA, Harvard Education Press, 2014. 204 pp. $26.95 (paperback) ISBN-13:978-1-61250-664-7 Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower Published online: 21 August 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 In the field of boys’ education, the broad concept “relation- in previous studies “too few have grounded their analyses in ships” receives much and frequent attention. Most often this systematic observations of boys themselves” (p. 20) and that comes in explorations of group dynamics surrounding mas- “the actual components of relational teaching have been elu- culinity (e.g., Connell 2000; Mac an Ghaill 1994; Pascoe sive, evenastheyhave longbeenimplicitlyrecognizedas 2007), variously the glue that holds some boys together or central” (p. 25). To address these gaps of evidence and factors, the rubber that causes some boys to bounce away from one they undertake “mapping the skills and processes involved” in another. At other times worries about boys concern a supposed teaching that breeds relational success (p. 13) using a large- lack of male role models, particularly male teachers (Rezai- scale survey. Rashti and Martino 2010;Sternod 2011). Michael Reichert As a qualitative content analysis Sex Roles Springer Journals

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