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

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

by Richard Whitmire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814415342

ISBN-13: 9780814415344

Pub. Date: 01/13/2010

Publisher: AMACOM Books

It's no longer a case of "boys being boys." By every statistical measure, boys are falling steadily and alarmingly behind in school. Why Boys Fail draws on a wealth of data, interviews, case studies, and clearheaded analysis to both document the problem and uncover the real culprit driving the academic slide of boys: they just don't have the reading and writing

Overview

It's no longer a case of "boys being boys." By every statistical measure, boys are falling steadily and alarmingly behind in school. Why Boys Fail draws on a wealth of data, interviews, case studies, and clearheaded analysis to both document the problem and uncover the real culprit driving the academic slide of boys: they just don't have the reading and writing skills needed to keep up. And the book shares some good news in the form of schools that are getting it right by implementing practical strategies and programs for boosting literacy among the entire student body-boys and girls alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814415344
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Michelle Rhee ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Discovering the Problem 13

2 The Reason for the Boy Troubles: Faltering Literacy Skills 27

3 The Likely Causes of the Reading Lapses 39

4 The Writing Failures 63

5 The Blame Game: What Gets Blamed (Unfairly) for the Gender Gaps 79

6 Solutions: What Works for Boys? 107

7 Impediments to a Solution: The Ideological Stalemata 135

8 The International Story: Australians Struggle with the Boy Troubles 151

9 Why These Gender Gaps Matter 163

10 Actions That Need to Be Taken 181

Appendix: The Facts About Boys 211

Notes 217

Index 229

About the Author 239

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