Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind (BOK)

Richard Whitmire

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Selected as one of the Top 5 Educational Books by literacy news. The signs and statistics are undeniable: boys are falling behind in school. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the biggest culprits are not video games, pop culture, or female-dominated schools biased toward girls. The real problem is that boys have been thrust into a bewildering new school environment that demands high-level reading and writing skills long before they are capable of handling them. Lacking the ability to compete, boys fall farther and farther behind. Eventually, the problem gets pushed into college, where close to 60 per cent of the graduates are women. In a time when even cops, construction foremen, and machine operators need post-high school degrees, that's a problem. "Why Boys Fail" takes a hard look at how this ominous reality came to be, how it has worsened in recent years, and why attempts to resolve it often devolve into finger-pointing and polarizing politics. But the book also shares some good news. Amidst the alarming proof of failure among boys-around the world - there are also inspiring case studies of schools where something is going right. Each has come up with realistic ways to make sure that every student-male and female - has the tools to succeed in school and later in life. Educators and parents alike will take heart in these promising developments, and heed the book's call to action-not only to demand solutions but also to help create them for their own students and children.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Richard Whitmire
Forlag
Amacom
ISBN 9780814420171
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 23,1cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 380 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Advice on parenting, Advice on education

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