Education Matters

Boys’ education must be about the individual boy and not ‘all’ boys

Posted by Jason Cheers on Dec 9, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Boys’ education must be about the individual boy and not ‘all’ boysToo often, schools implement ‘boys’ education programmes’ that promote ‘boy-friendly’ teaching and learning approaches. In reality, many of these programmes fail to account for the diversity that exists among boys as learners and human beings.

Traditions of masculinity can play an important role in the lives of boys. But when we consider the nature of masculinity, there are different ways that boys enact manhood. All boys learn to become men in different ways and they have different ideas about what masculinity means.

Stereotypical views of masculinity can affect how boys engage with their schooling and how they imagine their lives as boys and men outside of school.

Boys’ education must therefore be about the individual boy rather than ‘all’ boys. 

A programme that addresses the needs of your son should support a variety of educationally and socially constructive positions and positive experiences – endorsing each of these as acceptable ways of being male.

A safe, nurturing environment where boys are influenced by positive role models also helps to promote self-expression and respect for the many and varied pathways to manhood.

A Trinity, we aim to expand rather than constrain the possibilities for boys to engage with different expressions of masculinity.

Our emphasis on academic rigour, sports, the arts, co-curricular activities, social and emotional development and a Christian education uniquely prepares Trinity boys for the multiple challenges of a changing world.

Rather than expressing singular ways of being masculine, our focus is on exploring the diverse ways of being human.

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Topics: Boys' education, Adolescence