Dr. James will be teaching a course at the University of Virginia’s northern Virginia campus in Falls Church, Crisis in the Classroom: Males and Education.
The course description:
Educators first described the “boy problem” in the classroom in the late 1800s with the advent of coeducation. That problem has resurfaced recently as educational barometers indicate that boys are not making the same progress in schools as their female peers. This course will examine this issue beginning with a scholarly review of the literature including the history of single sex and coed elementary and secondary education in the United States and the place of boys in those schools. An analysis of the available research will uncover the present status of boys in schools and the effectiveness of educational models which focus on teaching boys. Using an international body of literature and research, the members of the class will discuss various exemplars of boy-centered educational plans and propose modifications and strategies to improve the opportunities for education for boys in public schools. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Students interested in taking the course should visit the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies website to inquire about registering for the course.