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The secret lives of boys

May 14, 2012
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The secret lives of boys

Mud glorious mud ... The joys of being a boy. I’m as much of a fan of martial arts as I am of major dental work. But this week, as I watched my little boy wrap a white belt around his skinny waist, join a line of his mates and learn to kick, my ...
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The Odyssey Program: In School Workshops For Adolescent Boys

March 17, 2012
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The Odyssey Program: In School Workshops For Adolescent Boys

The Odyssey Program is here to help Australian teenage boys become the best men they can be! The  Program  visits  secondary  schools with  a fun and  engaging day  of workshops jam-packed with information ...
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ABS Releases Gender Indicators and Ignores Male Disadvantage

February 7, 2012
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ABS Releases Gender Indicators and Ignores Male Disadvantage

Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia's so-called impartial statistical body released its Gender Indicators report: "a summary of gender specific data in six domains representing Economic security, Education, Health, Work and famil...
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys

January 26, 2012
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys

About The Program Choirmaster Gareth Malone teaches in a primary school in Essex for one term. It is a school like many across Britain, with a significant gap between girls' and boys' achievement in literacy. Last week we saw Gareth and the boys tree-...
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys (UK)

January 26, 2012
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Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys (UK)

About The Program Choirmaster Gareth Malone teaches in a primary school in Essex for one term. It is a school like many across Britain, with a significant gap between girls' and boys' achievement in literacy. Last week we saw Gareth and the boys tree-...
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Schoolboys thrive on risk at recess

October 21, 2011
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Schoolboys thrive on risk at recess

On a Razor's edge … students show their scooter skills at Tudor House. Photo: Brendan Esposito FOR generations children have complained that school can be cruel and unusual punishment. Now it seems some headmasters are listening, introducing mo...
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Male teacher numbers falling over abuse and pay concerns

September 22, 2011
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FEAR of being accused of child sex crimes and higher pay in non-government schools are being blamed for a 4 per cent fall in the number of men teaching in NSW public schools. While the number of male teachers in private schools has risen 20 per cent, g...
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Involved Dads Give Kids an Edge (Canada)

September 15, 2011
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September 15, 2011 — New data from a long-running study of Canadian families suggest that fathers play a key role in their children's intellect and behavior. Compared with children with absentee fathers, children whose fathers were present and ac...
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Male Studies Symposium, Adelaide, June 24th 2011

May 4, 2011
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The Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies will host its first Male Studies Symposium in Adelaide, June 24th 2011, 9.30 am – 4 pm, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Theme: ‘From Boyhood to Manhood: Difficulties & Challenges o...
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Free Parenting Seminar – Fatherhood is a contact sport (Adelaide, South Australia)

May 4, 2011
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Are you the father or mother of a baby or young child? Do you want to know how father-baby bonding works and why it matters? Free Parenting Seminar – Fatherhood is a contact sport. Come and hear Dr Richard Fletcher, author of ’The Dad Fact...
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