What does it mean to be a man in today’s society? Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, offered some ideas on an NPR All Things Considered segment called, The American Man Doesn’t Look Like His Father, on June 23rd.
Noguera discussed how the college gender gap – women now outnumber men as students and graduates — and an increased high school drop rate among men, is shaking up relationships and the economy. The social scientist sees change, but a lag in our cultural understanding of “what it means to be a man as a nurturer in the family.”
Pedro Noguera is the executive director of Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice.
Listen to Pedro Noguera on NPR’s segment, The American Man Doesn’t Look Like His Father.
To learn more about Noguera’s views on gender, read In Studies Across Disciplines, Steinhardt’s Social Scientists Challenge Deeply Held Beliefs About Gender.