Raising Boys' Achievement

Raising Boys' Achievement

by Jon Pickering

Paperback(3rd Revised ed.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855390409
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Series: School Effectiveness S
Edition description: 3rd Revised ed.
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Jon Pickering is currently an adviser in the London Borough of Southwark, after a career which has combined classroom teaching, deputy headship, research and consultancy work. His interest in boys' achievement is being further developed by extensive research into boys' attitudes to school for a PhD at the University of London's Institute of Education.He is building a reputation for his work in the field of pupil involvement, primarily through his regular contact with pupils of all ages at work in classrooms. He has done extensive work with pupils about their learning and is the author of Involving Pupils in the "Research Matters" series. He is happiest when working and talking with children.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition



Section One - What do you know about Boys' Underachievement

Section Two - Boys' Attitudes to School

Section Three - Boys and Peer Group Pressure

Section Four - Biological Factors

Section Five - The school influence on boys

Section Six - Boys and girls - equality of opportunity?

Section Seven - The influence of Central Government Policy
Section Eight - Going back and looking forward

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