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    On Jorge Becoming a Boy

    A Counselor’s Perspective

    Travis Wright
    In this portrait, Travis Wright, writing as a psychology counselor in training, brings the reader into one morning’s events in his clinical work with Jorge, a three-year-old boy whose family is experiencing difficult times. Throughout the morning at Jorge’s day-care center, Wright encounters scenarios that force him to ask questions about child development, gender identity, masculinity, and family dynamics. Wright observes that boys are often thrust into a gendered world dictated by adult norms before they can make sense of their own life events and losses. The portrait is a poignant narrative of Jorge’s experiences in and out of his day-care center, as well as a moving self-reflection on Wright’s own gender identity.

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    Travis Wright is an assistant professor of qualitative research methodology at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education. His current work explores risk and resilience in the lives of women and young children living in poverty and the links between early childhood education and community development.


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    Summer 2007 Issue

    Abstracts

    From the Editors: Stories That Teach
    The Role of “Voices Inside Schools” in the Harvard Educational Review [FULL TEXT]
    The Editors
    Goldilocks and Her Sister
    An Anecdotal Guide to the Doll Corner
    Vivian Gussin Paley
    On Jorge Becoming a Boy
    A Counselor’s Perspective
    Travis Wright
    Teaching How Language Reveals Character
    Margaret Metzger
    Developing Imagination, Creativity, and Literacy through Collaborative Storymaking: A Way of Knowing
    Nancy King

    Book Notes

    Taught by America
    Sarah Sentilles

    All American Yemeni Girls
    Loukia K. Sarroub

    The Renewal of Society through Education
    Nicholas C. Brown

    Keepin’ It Real
    Prudence Carter

    The Science of Reading
    edited by Margaret J. Snowling and Charles Hulme