Boys and masculinities: a summary of a doctoral research project
6:30pm - 8:30pm | 2 April

While a conversation related to gender is topical and sometimes controversial, this presentation on “Boys and masculinities” stimulates a conversation about the role of school, home and society in shaping boys’ views of masculinity.

The research questions for this project were:

  • What are the boys’ views of masculinity?
  • What factors influence the boys’ views of masculinity?
  • What is the influence of the school experience on the boys’ views of masculinity?

The research findings reveal some useful insights into boys’ views on this important aspect of their identity. In turn, this promotes a conversation about how boys relate to girls, difference and their parents. The role of parents and families in the social lives of adolescent boys is an extension of this conversation.

This presentation will promote discussion, reflection and guide parents in their thinking and interactions on “Boys and masculinities”. This combines with Dr Miller’s practical experience as a teacher and leader in boys and co-educational schools for the last 30 years.

Presented by Dr Peter Miller. Dr Peter Miller is an experienced and highly regarded educational leader with outstanding knowledge and skills as an educator of young people. He has a Masters Degree and a Doctorate in education, and understands the needs of educating boys and girls in the 21st century. Peter’s experience and knowledge will strengthen our Vision for Learning, drive innovation and ensure we are serving the needs of our young people and the wider community.