Published by Garry

Academic Research

Jones, G.R. (2001). A Narrative Inquiry of a Male Elementary Teacher and the Shaping of his Identities. Unpublished Dissertation, University of Alberta.


Jones, G.R. (1997). Crocus Hill Reunion. London: Althouse Press. out of print

Jones, G.R.  (1991). Crocus Hill Notebook. London: Althouse Press. out of print

Chapters in books 

Jones, G.R. (2004) Surrounded by Roses: A Male Elementary Teacher Reflects. In Donaldson, E.L. (Ed) Coming of Age: A Century of Educating Alberta Girls and Women.  Calgary: Detselig.

Conference Presentations

My stories (and research) as a male elementary teacher”. Presentation to Celebrating Sessional Instructors Symposium, February 26 2020. Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.


“Values and Vulnerable: the complex experiences of male elementary teachers”. Presentation to WestCAST 2019. University of Calgary.

Jones G.R. (2019) From deserted classrooms to vibrant classrooms alive with boys! Opening Calgary’s only public boys’ school. Western Canadian Association for Student Teachers. University of Calgary.

Jones G.R., Webber T., Gilbert B. (2019)  Valued AND vulnerable: the complex experiences of male elementary teachers Western Canadian Association for Student Teachers. University of Calgary. 2019 

Jones G. R. (2000). A study of a male elementary teacher and the shaping of his identity. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Edmonton AB.

Jones G. R. (2000) A study of a male elementary teacher and the shaping of his identity. International Teacher Research Conference, Baton Rouge LA.

Refereed Journals

Jones G.R. (2017) What do I know about teaching boys? Early Childhood Education, 44(2), 23- 26

Jones, G.R. (2004). This is Not a Gender War: Learning from Research about Boys in Elementary School. Early Childhood Education, 36 (1), 24 - 27.

Jones, G.R. (2004). I Was a Boy Who ... Early Childhood Education, 36 (1), 44 - 45.

Jones, G.R.  (1997).  Toward understanding beginnings: using classroom stories. Early Childhood Education Journal, 30 (2), 23 – 27.

 Jones, G.R. (1986). Children Create Class Stories.  Highway One, 9 (2), 31-32.

 Jones, G.R. (1984). Ask the Children. Early Childhood Education, 18 (1), 30-32.

Unrefereed journals

Jones G.R. (2017) Burgers and Beer: an informal group supports male teachers.  Education Canada EDCAN Network. Fall 2017Jones G.R. (2017)

 Jones G.R. (2017) Burgers and Beer: An informal group supports male teachers 

Jones G.R. (2001) Living with contradictions: The Male Elementary Teacher. ATA Magazine 83 (2)


Media Book Reviews and Interviews: Garry Jones

Nolais J. (Feb 2012) All-boys school 'really cool", students. Principal deems first semester with new program a success   metro Calgary

CBC News All Boys program set to expand following maiden year

Ferguson E (2010). Calgary's first all-male school opening to parents' delight. Calgary Herald. 

Morral, A. (2005, June 20). Pity the male elementary school teacher. Calgary Herald. This front-page story about men who teach featured a photograph of me surrounded by the women staff members.

 Nikiforuk, A. (2004 September). The Vanishing School Master. Canadian Family.  I was interviewed for this article.

 Gallant. (2005). What Makes Boys Tick? Lethbridge Herald. This article summarized my presentation at the Southwest Alberta Teachers’ Convention.

 McNamee, M. (1997 November 5). Teacher reveals day-today classroom life: Garry Jones’ novels mirror the challenges facing students, teachers and public education. FFWD Calgary’s News and Entertainment Weekly. Vol. 2 No.45.

 Free, J. (1991). “Crocus Hill Notebook.” Review in The Canadian Book Review Annual (p. 498)

 Lennon, G. (1991 September). “Crocus Hill Notebook.” Review in Canadian Materials.

 Latshw, J.K.L. (1992) “Crocus Hill Notebook”. Review in Canadian Journal of Education (17, 1) (pp. 129).

 Spearman, (1978, October 6) “Teacher fills fathers’ role” Calgary Herald. This article about me, written in 1978, describes the same issues about male teachers as do recent articles.


1992. Crocus Hill Notebook. Nominated for the Sixth Biennial Janusz Korczak Literacy Awards, Anti-defamation League, New York.