As newly appointed Education Editor for The Good Men Project, I have issued a Call for Submissions for the site. Open to anyone who wishes to contribute. This post appeared on November 11, 2014.
Good Men Project has a new Education Editor,
and he’s interested in your submissions.
“Our task is to educate (our students’) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.”
Sir Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
Are we adequately preparing our boys and young men for their future, for our future? Many of them have no strong male role models to pattern themselves after, not those men who see educating our youth as a priority rather than an elective. Are we failing our boys and young men in that respect? How can we draw attention to the deficits in our educational systems, to the need for more and stronger mentors in providing unwavering and unflagging support to see that they receive the benefits of an outstanding education? And not just education in a classroom, but properly educating them in the ways of becoming Good Men, providing resources and information that they will be able to utilize their entire lives.
THE GOOD MEN PROJECT wants to hear from you on matters of educating our youth, on ways in which your own education succeeded or failed, where we can reinforce the need for stronger educational tools and resources, and in the best practices of guiding boys and young men to greater success as men, and as humans.
How are other cultures’ education systems different from ours here in the U.S.? What’s your experience in private vs. public education? Are we adequately preparing our children for current society? Is the “industrialized education” system working? How can we better our own educational system to more competently help our young? How does the current system create success or failure in our young men and boys? How does homeschooling benefit our children? Does the current atmosphere of censorship in classroom texts work?
There are hundreds of questions to be answered and explored, and THE GOOD MEN PROJECT is fostering that conversation in our EDUCATION section.
Send your article ideas, rough drafts, or pristinely edited contributions to Education Editor Christian M. Lyons at: