On July 6, 2011, an Adelaide, Australia radio station, PBA-FM, aired a program called "Learning Works" that included a two-part interview with Wagner College psychology professor Miles Groth on his work in the new field of Male Studies. Here is the program's narrative introduction to the interview:
Frequently in "Learning Works," we have looked at men’s health and wellbeing, and also at older men’s learning and the involvement of men around Australia in the Men’s Shed movement. But what about our boys – how are they faring in the 21st century. The Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies believes that, as a society, we are somewhat reticent in affirming very much that is good about boys, especially in their often difficult and lonely transition from boyhood to manhood. Sadly, they say, our understanding of boys (and males in general) has been informed more by stereotypes than evidence. And this is not without consequences for young males, whose behaviours, and often too mental health issues, are observed with concern by members of the medical profession and of course by parents, and educators alike. Recently in Adelaide, the Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies convened a gathering of professionals to look specifically at some of the issues facing young males in contemporary culture; with the aim of coming up with strategies that will be of benefit to boys, and facilitate their healthier development and transition towards becoming the next generation of men. To find out more about current thinking about some of the difficulties and challenges of the transition from boyhood to manhood, Learning Works’ Tony Ryan spoke to several conference participants, including Dr Miles Groth (United States of America).
Listen to the interview:
2-part Australian radio interview with Prof. Miles Groth (July 6, 2011)July 27, 2011