Boys Speak About Masculinity: Exploring the Influence of Literature on the Gender Perceptions of 11- and 12-year-old Boys — Leslie Anne Dexter, Kate Taylor, The Sterling Hall School, Canada

This report summarizes an action research project conducted with seven 11- and 12-year-old boys in Grades 5 and 6 at The Sterling Hall School, Toronto, Canada. The project focused on exploring how boys viewed masculinity and how literature can affect their understanding of it. We discovered that regardless of our experience and knowledge, we may not know what is best for boys without consulting them first as they live in a literature world that is different from the one that we grew up in.

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Educator quote about IBSC Action Research

"Working as a partnership on this project has been excellent. We both found that being able to talk through ideas, read articles and books together, and discuss data that we collected, made our journey exciting and full of learning opportunities that only a partnership could offer."