Dr. Douglas Gosse, Nipissing University
Dr. Douglas Gosse has taught early childhood education, elementary, junior high, and high school, as well as adult learners. As a university professor, he teaches Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior Curriculum Methods and Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate Language Arts. Dr. Gosse is a full member of the School of Graduate Studies. His research interests include language and literacy acquisition for boys, high-yield teaching and learning approaches and strategies, metacognition, single gender and co-educational teaching, and anti-oppressive education.
Dr. Gosse received the Nipissing University Research Achievement Award, and a Gold Volunteer Service Award from the Historica Foundation. The Governor-General of Canada has recognized him for teaching excellence. Dr. Gosse has presented over 100 times in both English and French, and published in a variety of academic and professional magazines and journals.
He is the author of A Celtic Cross, A Vampire Journal (1995), and The Romeo & Juliet Murders (1997), a modern Canadian adolescent novel variation of the Shakespeare play he taught for years as an English teacher. His educational novel on masculinities, Jackytar (2005), followed by Breaking silences & exploring masculinities, a critical supplement to the novel Jackytar (2008), are easily readable, and applicable to diverse high school & university courses. Inquiries may be made to Breakwater Books: 1-800-563-3333 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org via email: email@example.com
In 2013-2014, Dr. Gosse’s newest project is as General Editor of LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of Pride, Courage and Social Justice in Canada. In partnership with Breakwater Books, Ltd., and Egale, Canada Human Rights Trust, there is a nationwide call for papers:http://egale.ca/all/stories-of-pride/
Areas of Expertise
Androgenogogy (effective methods for teaching boys) Boys and literacy: differentiation and boys' learning, teacher expectations and boys' learning, high yield psychology of human learning strategies for boys' learning, cooperative communication and boys' learning, teaching for diversity (intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geographical location, language and culture) and boys' learning
The professional journeys of male teachers: male minority status in education, workplace dynamics & power, fear of male sexualities—androgenophobia and erastephobia, diversity in education and schooling, male teacher role models
Douglas Gosse, PhD (Social Justice & Cultural Studies)
General Editor, LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of Pride, Courage and Social Justice in Canada
Professor, Schulich School of Education
Director, The Northern Canadian Centre for Research in Education & the Arts:
Nipissing University-Brantford campus, Office 208A
50 Wellington St., Brantford, ON, CAN N3T 2L6
Tel: 519-752-1524, ext.7522
Selected Media Exposure
- Antle, A. (2013). LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of Pride, Courage and Social Justice in Canada: An interview with Dr. Douglas Gosse. On Weekend Arts Magazine [radio broadcast]. St. John's, NL: CBC Radio 1, 640 AM. http://www.cbc.ca/wam/
- Academica Group. (2012, November 7). Today's Top 10: Nipissing research finds Canadian boys not faring well. from Author: http://www.academica.ca/top10/issues/2012/11/07
- QMI Agency. (2012, September 2). Canadian study finds minority boys do better in single-sex classrooms. Edmonton Sun: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx
- Macleans.ca. (2012, September 5). Nipissing research supports all boys school: Improved attendance and engagement observed. From Rogers Publishing Ltd.: http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2012/09/04/nipissing-research-supports-all-boys-schools/
- Gollom, M. (2012, April 24). False abuse accusations against teachers 'on the rise'. from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/04/23/teachers-falsely-accused.html
- Nield, J. (2012, January/February: Special Winter Double Issue). Tough lessons: Reflections on a popular teacher with a dark secret. Do tighter sexual abuse laws help or hinder students? The Walrus from http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/2012.01-essay-tough-lessons/
- NCM. (2011, Oct. 12). Recent report looks at male primary-junior teachers in Canada. National Coalition for Men. Retrieved from http://ncfm.org/2011/10/news/ discrimination-against-men- news/recent-report-looks-at- male-teachers-in-primary- junior-grades/
- Hammer, K. (2011, March 28). How teacher may be evaluated in the future. Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/how-teachers-may-be-evaluated-in-the-future/article1960790/
- Calabrese, M. (2011, January 10). Future educators reminded to teach students, not lesson plans: Stereotypes harm boys' success in school The Nugget. Retrieved from http://nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2923090
- Leclaire, R. (2010, October 26). Male Education Students: Guys, We Need More Teachers! STUDYMagazine.com. Retrieved from http://studymagazine.com/2010/10/26/male-education-students-guys-teachers/
- Calabrese, M. (2010, October 25) [Front page]. Study looks at shortage of male teachers in younger grades. The North Bay Nugget. Retrieved from http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2815572
- Loring, J. (2010, October 22). Why boys need extracurricular activities. Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/failing-boys/why-boys-need-extracurricular-activities/article1766748/singlepage/#articlecontent
- Hammer, K. (2010, October 15). Developmental differences: One of five reasons why boys are failing. Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/failing-boys/developmental-differences-one-of-five-reasons-why-boys-are-failing/article1759349/
Selected Educational Media Interviews
- Caplan, M. (2014). Out Proud: Ottawa Book Launch with Editor Doug Gosse. Ottawa, Ontario: CHUO 89/1 FM [radio broadcast, click at about 23 minutes): http://stream.chuo.fm/play.php?sid=2501&date=20140820&time=17&count=1
- Finnerty, M. (2013). Is the shortage of male teachers a crisis? Toronto, Ontario: The Current, CBC radio [national radio broadcast]. http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2013/02/21/is-the-shortage-of-male-teachers-a-crisis/
- Galloway, M. (2013). Suspicious motives? Matt Galloway spoke about why there is a lack of male teachers, with Doug Gosse. Toronto, Ontario: Metro Morning, 99.1 FM. http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/episodes/2013/02/20/suspicious-motives/
- Turnbull, J. (Host). (2012). Boys performing better in same-sex class room: Nipissing professor [radio]. In J. Norwall (Producer). Canada: CBC Radio, Points North, Sudbury. http://www.cbc.ca/pointsnorth/episodes/2012/09/05/boys-performing-better-in-same-sex-class-room-nipissing-professor/
- Grégoire, M. (Host). (2012). La réussite des garçons minoritaires a l'ecole: Entrevue avec Douglas Gosse [radio]. Canada: Boréal Express, Radio Canada.
- Andrew, S. (Host). (2012). Study looks at best-practices to help boys learn: Interview Douglas Gosse [radio]. In S. Lowe (Producer). Canada: CFAX 1070 am, CTV Vancouver Island.
- O'Regan, S. (Host). (2011). Canada AM series, What to do when kids are failing? Balancing extra-curricular activities with homework: An interview with Douglas Gosse [television]. In K. Yu (Producer). Canada: Canada AM from: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/ CanadaAM/20110214/failing- series-110214/
- Gearson, S. (Host) (2010). Les enseignants du sexe masculin en Ontario: Entrevue avec Douglas Gosse [Radio broadcast] . Toronto, Ontario: Radio Canada.
- Bennett, J. (Host) (2010). Men teaching children: An interview with Douglas Gosse [radio broadcast] . Vancouver, British Columbia: Weekend Morning News on CKNW Newstalk 980.
- Drews, J. (Host) (2010). The Workplace of Male Teachers: An interview with Douglas Gosse [radio broadcast]. Vancouver, British Columbia: CKWX Vancouver.
- Sleightholm, B. (Host) (2010). Male Primary-Junior teachers: An interview with Douglas Gosse [radio broadcast]. Brantford, Ontario: CKPC Radio.
- Doyle, G. (Host) (2010). Why aren't more young men becoming teachers? An interview with Douglas Gosse [radio broadcast] . Kitchener, Ontario: 570 News.
- Gosse, D. (2012, Friday, June 4). High Yield Strategies and High Expectations for Reaching Boys: The Inversed Pyramid. Paper presented at the Sharing Session of the Gender Education Committee, Room 11-164, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
- Gosse, D. (2012, May 25). Moving from ‘Cool to be a Fool’ to ‘Cool to be in School’ —Male Educators’ Perspectives on Best Practices for Enhancing the Teaching & Learning of Boys in Single-Sex Classrooms, Grades 7-8. Presenter at meeting of the Boys' Education Steering Committee, Toronto District School Board.
- Gosse, D., & Arnocky, S. (2012, March 29-April 1). The State of Canadian Boyhood. Paper presented at the American Men's Studies Association 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Men and Masculinities Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
- Gosse, D. (2011a, January 7). The Boy Code, Misandry, and the Pygmalion Effect: Single-Sex and Co-Educational Boys’ Education. Presenter at the Panel Discussion on Boys and Learning by the Northern Canadian Centre for Education & the Arts (NORCCREA) at Nipissing University.
- Gosse, D. (2011b, November 22). Teacher Expectations: Creatively Reframing Education for Boys and Boys at Risk. Presenter at the EDUC 4826 – Exclusion to Inclusion: Imagination and Creativity in the 21st Century Classroom, Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University.
- Gosse, D. (2011, May 25). Best Practices for the Teaching & Learning of Boys & Girls in Single-Sex Settings: Teachers’ Perspectives. Presenter at meeting of the Boys' Education Steering Committee, Toronto District School Board.
- Gosse, D. (July 7, 2010). Keynote Speaker: Teacher Expectations & Boys' Role Models: Holistically Reframing Boys' Education. Presentation at the Boys' Education: Planning Today for Success Tomorrow, Earl Haig Secondary School, Toronto District School Board.
- Gosse, D. (May 18, 2010). Keynote Speaker: A global perspective on single-sex boys' education: Aproaches and strategies for success. Presentation at the Family of Schools Monthly Meeting of the Toronto District School Board, Spirale Centre, Scaraborough, Ontario.
- Gosse, D. (April 6, 2010). Integral considerations for successful single-sex boys' education. Presentation at the Single gender classes/learning in the TDSB: Sharing session for vice-principals, principals, and superintendants, 5050 Yonge Street, 1st Floor Board Room, Toronto District School Board.
- Gosse, D. (March 26, 2010). Androgenogogy: Examining the Complexities of Men Teaching Boys. Presentation at the American Men's Studies Association Annual Conference, Beyond Borders: Masculinities and Margins XVIII, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Gosse, D. (2013). The Only Good Man is a Dead Man: Queering Ideological Feminism in Splice. New Male Studies: An International Journal, 2(3), 51-67.
- Gosse, D., & Arnocky, S. (2012). The state of Canadian boyhood: Beyond literacy to a holistic approach. In education, exploring our connective educational landscape 18(2).
- Gosse, D. (August 2012). Male Educators’ Perspectives on Best Practices for Enhancing the Teaching & Learning of Boys in Single-Sex Classrooms, Grades 7-8. New Male Studies: An International Journal, 1(3), 32-76.
- Gosse, D. (2012). Men, masculinities, and sexualities in education and society: A Call for Evolution. Education Canada, 52(1) from http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/men-masculinities-and-sexualities-education-and-society-call-evolution%23.Twd4duGGew8.facebook
- Gosse, D. (2011). Unraveling Warriors, Nerds, Race, Eroticism & Rape—Revisionist Readings of Masculinities in The Matrix. Culture, Society and Masculinities, 3(2), 176-196.
- Gosse, D., & Facchinetti, A. (2011). What's in the male?. Education Today, the Magazine for Education Professionals, 11 (2), 26-30.
- Gosse, D. (2011). Androgenophobia and erastephobia: Fear of male sexualities in the workplace of primary/junior teachers. In M. E. Harrison & P. W. Schnarrs (Eds.), Beyond Borders: Masculinities and Margins. The 17th Annual American Men's Studies Association Conference Proceedings (pp. 224-252). Harriman, TN: Men's Studies Press.
- Gosse, D. (2011). Race, Sexual Orientation, Culture and Male Teacher Role Models: Will Any Teacher Do As Long As They Are “Good”? The Journal of Men's Studies, Special Issue on Men and Teaching, 19(2), 116-137.
- Gosse, D., Parr, M., & Kristolaitis, J. (2010). The Professional journey of male primary-junior teachers in Ontario . North Bay: Nipissing University. (33 pages)
- Gosse, D. (accepted). Androgenogogy and teaching fiction to boys: Competition, kinesthetic intelligence, and debate. In K. James, T. Dobson & C. Leggo (Eds.), English in Secondary Classrooms: Creative and Critical advice from Canadian Teacher Educators.
- Gosse, D. (2009, Oct. 14-16, 2009). Race, Sexual Orientation, Culture and Male Teacher Role Models: Will Any Teacher Do As Long As They Are Good? Paper presented at the Edge Conference 2009: Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education, St. John's, NL.
- Gosse, D. (2009-2011). Teaching & Learning Methods A-Z . Retrieved from: http://www.nipissingu.ca/faculty/douglasg/EDUC4315/methods_a-z.htm
- Gosse, D., & Seifert, T. (2008, March 25). Breathing life into critical understanding of students at risk, a case study of Sandy. Paper presented at the Narrative SIG of the 2008 American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, United States.
- Gosse, D. (2008). Breaking silences & exploring masculinities : a critical supplement to the novel Jackytar . St. John's, NL: Breakwater Books.
- Gosse, D. (2005). Jackytar : a novel [on the journey from boyhood to manhood]. St. John's, NL: Jesperson Pub.
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