Faculty of Education

Dr Wayne Martino

Professor

Profile

My research and teaching interests are broadly in the field of equity, social justice and anti-oppressive education, queer and transgender studies in education, critical feminist and gender studies in education and qualitative studies in education. My research has involved a focus on minority underachievement in urban schools, addressing homophobia and transphobia and the inequities faced by LGBTQI youth and teachers in schools, critical policy analysis as it pertains to the understanding equity issues in education contexts, masculinities and schooling, boys’ education, the influence of male teachers, race and gender based role modelling, impact of high stakes testing on minority and disadvantaged students, anti-racist and anti-oppressive education, investigating the perspectives and experiences of minority students and teachers in urban schools, single sex schooling, globalization and equity issues in education, gender, sexuality and bullying in schools. I have a particular interest in transgender equality, critical pedagogies, ant-racist education, narrative inquiry and the relevance of Foucault and critical social theories for educational research.

My most recent SSHRC Insight research study is entitled (2015-2019): Supporting transgender and gender minority youth in schools: Policy and practice ($240,446). [Principal Investigator: Wayne Martino; Collaborators: Wendy Cumming-Potvin, Murdoch University, Western Australia and Liz Meyer, University of Colorado Boulder, United States]. I have also been involved (or am currently involved) as principal or co-investigator in the following externally funded research projects: The influence of male teachers as role models(SSHRC); Beyond the crisis of ‘failing boys’ (SSHRC); Infusing equity and leadership into the curriculum (ETFO); Addressing the educational needs of boys and girls (Australian Government); Productive pedagogies, productive schools and gender reform (Australian Research Council); Online and offline community connections: Digital storytelling and multiliteracies for challenging inequities faced by LGBTI Youth (Cooperative Research Centre, Australia); Accountability and the impact of standardized testing on equity education and the achievement of minority students in Canadian and Australian schools (SSHRC, 2014-2018).

I have supervised graduate students in the following areas: Black students’ achievement in schools; GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances); The public school washroom as heterotopia: Gendered spatiality and subjectification; Critical disability studies with a focus on masculinities and schooling; Critical disability studies with a focus on higher education; Students’ experiences of gender variance in schools; Students experiences of cyberbullying in schools; Trans-Affirmative education policies; Teachers’ understanding of equity and social justice; The experiences of queer international students; The experiences of black international Caribbean students; Rural boys, masculinities and schooling; Female teachers and gendered authority; Queer female teachers; School girl femininities in postfeminist times; Filipino youth in urban schools in Toronto; Restorative justice in Ontario schools.

Editorial Roles:

He is Editor of the Book Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education, and editorial board member for the following international refereed journals:

Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Educational Review, Gender and Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Journal of LGBT Youth, Journal of Men and Masculinities, Teaching Education

Expertise Areas

Research

2010 - 2013

Beyond the crisis of “failing boys”: Investigating which boys and which girls are underachieving (with Goli Rezai-Rashti and Cameron McCarthy)
This research project involves investigating minority underachievement in urban schools in Toronto and Chicago.

2006-2010

The influence of male elementary school teachers as role models (with Goli Rezai-Rashti)
For publications based on this research, see:

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2010) Male teacher shortage: Black teachers’ perspectives, Gender and Education, published on-line, February 4.

Rezai-Rashti, G. & Martino, W. (2010) Black male teachers as role models: Resisting the homogenizing impulse of gender and racial affiliation, American Educational Research Journal 47 (1), pp. 37-64.

Other Research

I have conducted major school based research which documents the perspectives of principals, teachers, students and parents on gender and pedagogical reform initiatives in schools. See:

Lingard, B., Martino, W. & Mills, M. (2009). Boys and Schooling: Beyond Structural Reform (London & New York: Palgrave). http://www.palgrave.com/Products/title.aspx?PID=278183

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2005). Being normal is the only way to be': Adolescent perspectives on gender and school, (Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press). http://www.unswpress.com.au/isbn/0868406872.htm

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2003). So what's a boy? Addressing issues of masculinity and schooling (Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press). [Translated into Spanish, 2006, Pero, que es un chico? Aproximacion a la masculinidad en contextos escolares, Barcelona: Octaedro]. http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335203817.html

Lingard, R., Martino, W., Mills, M. & Bahr, M. (2002) Addressing the Educational Needs of Boys, Canberra, Australia: DEST. http://www.dest.gov.au/archive/schools/publications/2002/boyseducation/Boys_Report_Final1.pdf

For more information on my research on bullying and harassment, go to: http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/talkout/profiles/researchers/wayneMartino.shtml

Recent Publications

Books:

Lingard,R., Martino, W., Rezai-Rashti, G. & Sellar, S. (forthcoming) Globalizing educational accountabilities: Testing regimes and rescaling governance. New York: Routledge.

Greig, C. & Martino, W. (2012) (Eds.) Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2012) Gender, race and the politics of role modeling: The influence of male teachers, New York: Routledge.

Martino, W., Kehler, M. & Weaver-Hightower, M. (2009) (Eds). The Problem with Boys' Education: Beyond the Backlash (New York: Routledge).
http://www.routledge-ny.com/books/the-problem-with-boys-education-isbn9781560236832

Lingard, B., Martino, W. & Mills, M. (2009). Boys and Schooling: Beyond Structural Reform (London & New York: Palgrave). http://www.palgrave.com/Products/title.aspx?PID=278183

Kendall, C., & Martino, W. (2006). Gendered outcasts and sexual outlaws. New York: Routledge.

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2005). Being normal is the only way to be': Adolescent perspectives on gender and school, (Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press).
http://www.unswpress.com.au/isbn/0868406872.htm

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2003). So what's a boy? Addressing issues of masculinity and schooling (Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press). [Translated into Spanish, 2006, Pero, que es un chico? Aproximacion a la masculinidad en contextos escolares, Barcelona: Octaedro].
http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335203817.html

Martino, W., & Meyenn, B. (Eds.). (2001). What about the boys? Issues of masculinity and schooling. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Martino, W., & Mellor, B. (2000). Gendered fictions. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Other Publications

Martino, W. (in press, 2013) Masculinities, gender non-conformity and the significance of queer and transgender perspectives in education. In Meyer, E. & Carlson, D. (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in education, New York: Peter Lang.

Martino, W. (in press, 2013) On a commitment to gender and sexual minority justice: Personal and professional reflections on boys’ education, masculiniies and queer politics in the field of education. In C. Skelton and M. Weaver-Hightower (Eds.) Leaders in Gender and Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits, Sense Publishers.

Cumming-Potvin, W. & Martino, W. (in press, 2013) Teaching about queer families: Surveillance, censorship and the schooling of sexualities, Teaching Education.

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (in press, 2013) ‘Gap talk’ and the global rescaling of educational accountability in Canada, Journal of Education Policy.

Martino, W., Rezai-Rashti, G. & Lingard, B. (2013) Gendering in gender research: Methodological considerations, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 26 (4), 391-399.

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2012) Rethinking the influence of male teachers, Investigating gendered and raced authority in an elementary school in Toronto, Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 34 (5), 258-281.

Martino, W., & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2012). Neo-liberal accountability and boys' underachievement: Steering education policy by numbers in the Ontario context, International Journal of Inclusive Education 16 (4), 423-440.

Martino, W. (2012) Queering masculinities as a basis for gender democratization: Toward embracing a transgender imaginary. In Greig, C. & Martino, W. (Eds.) Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.

Martino, W. (2012) Chapter 7: "Undoing" gender and disrupting hegemonic masculinity: Embracing a transgender social imaginary. In B. Down and J. Smyth (Eds.), Critical voices in teacher education: Teaching for social justice in conservative times. Dortrecht: Springer.

Martino, W. (2012) Male teachers and queer masculinities in education. In Rodriquez, N. & Pinar, B. (Eds.), Queer Masculinities: A critical reader in Education.

Martino, W. & Cumming-Potvin, W. (2011) "They didn't have out there gay parents — they just looked like normal regular parents": Investigating teachers' approaches to addressing same-sex parenting and non-normative sexuality in the elementary school classroom, Curriculum Inquiry 41(4), 480-501.

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2009). You're not a real boy if you're disabled. In Ferber, A., Jimenez, C., Herrera, A. & Samuels, D. (Eds.) The matrix reader: Examining the dynamics of oppression and privilege, (pp. 124- 132). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Martino, W. (2009) Literacy Issues and GLBTQ Youth: Queer Interventions in English Education. In Christenbury, L., Bomer, R. & Smagorinsky, P. (Eds), Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research, Guildford Press (pp. 386-399).

Martino, W. (2008) The Lure of Hegemonic Masculinity: Investigating the dynamics of gender relations in male elementary school teachers' lives, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 21(6), 575-603

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2008) The politics of veiling, gender and the Muslim subject: On the limits and possibilities of anti-racist education in the aftermath of September 11, Discourse 29 (3): 417-431.

Martino, W. (2008) Male Teachers as Role Models: Addressing issues of masculinity, pedagogy and the re-masculinization of schooling, Curriculum Inquiry 38 (2), 189-223.

Martino, W. (2008) Gendered and Queer Bodies in the Academy: Pedagogical Considerations, in S. Acker, K. Mayuzumi & A. Wagner (Eds) The Academy as a Contested Site, Toronto: Sumach Press.

Martino, W. & Kehler, M. (2007) Gender-Based Literacy Reform: A question of challenging or recuperating gender binaries, Canadian Journal of Education 30 (2): 406-431.

Kehler, M. & Martino, W. (2007) Questioning masculinity in schools: Boys' capacities for self-problematization, Canadian Journal of Education 30 (1): 90-112.

Charlton, E., Mills, M., Martino, W. & Beckett, L. (2007) Sacrificial Girls: A case study of the impact of streaming and setting on gender reform, British Journal of Educational Research, 33(4), 459-478.

Mills, M., Martino, W., Lingard, B. (2007) Getting boys' education 'right': the Australian Government's Parliamentary Inquiry Report as an exemplary instance of recuperative masculinity politics, British Journal of Sociology of Education 28 (1), 5-21.

Martino, W. (2007) Training to be an English Teacher: Negotiating Gendered Subjectivities and the Gendered Curriculum as Inter-Linked Cultural Processes, in C. B. Knights (ed) Masculinities in Text and Teaching, Basingtroke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Martino, W. (2007) Chapter 26, The Right Way to Educate Boys, in Christine Skelton, Becky Francis & Lisa Smulyan (eds) Sage Handbook: Gender and Education (Thousand Oaks: Sage).

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2007) Gender and Schooling: Adolescent boys' and girls' perspectives and experiences, in Thiessen, D. & Cook-Sather, A. (eds) International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary School (Dortrecht: Kluwer)

Martino, W. & Kehler, M. (2006) Male Teachers and the 'Boy Problem': An Issue of Recuperative Masculinity Politics, McGill Journal of Education 41 (2): 1-19.

Martino, W. & Frank, B. (2006) 'The Tyranny of Surveillance': Male teachers and the policing of masculinities in a single sex school, Gender and Education 18 (1): 17-33.

Martino, W., Mills, M. & Lingard, B. (2005) Interrogating single-sex classes as a strategy for addressing boys' educational and social needs, Oxford Review of Education 31 (2): 237-254.

Martino, W., Lingard, B. & Mills, M. (2004) Issues in Boys' Education: a question of teacher threshold knowledges?, Gender and Education 16 (4): 435-454.

Mills, M., Martino, W. & Lingard, B. (2004) Issues in the male teacher debate: Masculinities, misogyny and homophobia, The British Journal of the Sociology of Education, 25 (3): 355-369.

Martino, W. & Beckett, L. (2004) Schooling the Gendered Body in Health and Physical Education: Interrogating teachers' perspectives. Sport, Education & Society 9 (2): 239-251.

Martino, W. & Pallottta-Chiarolli, M. (2004) 'Men are tougher, bigger, and they don't act real girlie': Indigenous boys defining and interrogating masculinities', Balayi.

Martino, W. (2003) Boys, masculinities and schooling: addressing the issues, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 26 (3), pp 9-27.

Martino, W. (2003) "We just get really fired up": Indigenous Boys, Masculinities and Schooling, Discourse 24 (2): 158-172.

Martino, W. & Berrill, D. (2003) Boys, Schooling and masculinities: interrogating the 'Right' way to educate boys, Education Review 55 (2), pp 99-117.

Martino, W. & Meyenn, B. (2002) 'War, guns and cool, tough things': Interrogating single-sex classes as a strategy for engaging boys in English, Cambridge Journal of Education, 32 (3), pp. 303-324.

Martino, W. (2000). Policing Masculinities: Investigating the role of homophobia and heteronormativity in the lives of adolescent boys at school, The Journal of Men's Studies 8(2), 213- 236.

Martino, W. (1999). 'Cool boys', 'party animals', 'squids' and 'poofters': Interrogating the dynamics and politics of adolescent masculinities in school, The British Journal of the Sociology of Education 20 (2), 239-263.

Martino, W. (1998) 'Dickheads', 'poofs', 'try-hards' and 'losers: Critical literacy for boys in the English classroom, English in Aotearoa (New Zealand Journal for Teachers of English) 35: 31-57.

Selected Books:

Rodriguez, N., Martino, W., Ingrey, J. & Brockenbrough, E. (in press) Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century. New York: Palgrave.

Lingard, R., Martino, W., Rezai-Rashti, G. & Sellar, S. (2015) Globalizing educational accountabilities.New York: Routledge. http://www.tandf.net/books/details/9781315885131/

Martino, W., & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2012). Gender, race and the politics of role modeling: The influence of male teachers, New York: Routledge.

Lingard, B., Martino, W., & Mills, M. (2009). Boys and schooling: Beyond structural reform. London & NY: Palgrave.

Kendall, C., & Martino, W. (2006). Gendered outcasts and sexual outlaws. New York: Routledge.

Martino, W., & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2005). ‘Being normal is the only way to be’: Adolescent perspectives on gender and school. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press.

Martino, W. & Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2003) So what's a boy? Addressing issues of masculinity and schooling. Maidenhead: Open University Press http://www.amazon.ca/Whats-Boy-Addresing-Masculinity-Schooling/dp/0335203817

Selected Publications:

Pearce, J., Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W. & Martino, W. (2016) Supporting gender and sexual diversity in high schools [electronic resource] : building conversations for LGBTQI human rights in the English classroom. Perth, Western Australia: Murdoch University, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. PDF: Supporting gender and sexual diversity in high schools

Martino, W. & Cumming-Potvin, W. (2015) Teaching about 'princess boys' or not: The case of one male elementary school teacher and the polemics of gender expression and embodiment, Journal of Men and Masculinities, 18 (1), pp. 79-99. http://jmm.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/24/1097184X14551278

Martino, W. and Ingrey, J. (2015) Masculinities and education. In J. Wong, J. & S. Wester (Eds.), The APA Handbook of the Psychology of Men and Masculinities.

Cumming-Potvin, W. & Martino, W. (2014) Teaching about queer families: Surveillance, censorship and the schooling of sexualities, Teaching Education, 25(3), 309-333. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10476210.2014.889672#.U0LquFckdTs

Martino, W. (2014) Masculinities, gender non-conformity and the significance of queer and transgender perspectives in education. In Meyer, E. & Carlson, D. (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in education(pp.9-24), New York: Peter Lang.

Martino, W. (2014) “Love the sinner, hate the sin": The clash of religious and sexual minority rights in Ontario Catholic schools. In G. Walton (Ed.), The gay agenda: Creating space, identity, and justice (pp. 207-222), New York: Peter Lang.

Martino, W. (2013) On a commitment to gender and sexual minority justice: Personal and professional reflections on boys’ education, masculinities and queer politics in the field of education. In C. Skelton and M. Weaver-Hightower (Eds.) Leaders in Gender and Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits, (pp. 163-178), Sense Publishers.

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2013) ‘Gap talk’ and the global rescaling of educational accountability in Canada, Journal of Education Policy 28 (5), 589-611.

Martino, W. & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2012) Neo-liberal accountability and boys’ underachievement: Steering education policy by numbers in the Ontario context, International Journal of Inclusive Education 16 (4), 423-440.

Martino, W. (2012) Queering masculinities as a basis for gender democratization: Toward embracing a transgender imaginary. In Greig, C. & Martino, W. (Eds.) Canadian men and masculinities: Historical and contemporary perspectives, (pp. 205-236), Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Martino, W. & Cumming-Potvin, W. (2011) “They didn’t have out there gay parents – they just looked like normal regular parents”: Investigating teachers’ approaches to addressing same-sex parenting and non-normative sexuality in the elementary school classroom, Curriculum Inquiry 41(4), 480-501.

Martino, W., & Rezai-Rashti, G. (2010). Male teacher shortage: Black teachers’ perspectives, Gender and Education 22 (3), pp. 247-262.

Martino, W. (2009). Literacy issues and GLBTQ Youth: Queer interventions in English education. In L. Christenbury, R. Bomer & P. Smagorinsky (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research (pp. 386-399). Guildford Press.

Martino, W. (2008). Male teachers as role models: Addressing issues of masculinity, pedagogy and the re-masculinization of schooling, Curriculum Inquiry, 38(2), 189-223.

Martino, W., Mills, M., & Lingard, B. (2005). Interrogating single-sex classes as a strategy for addressing boys’ educational and social needs, Oxford Review of Education, 31(2), 237-254.