Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

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Wiley, Feb 28, 2002 - Education - 368 pages
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At last, we have the scientific evidence that documents the many biological gender differences that influence learning. For instance, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, read better, and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand, have better auditory memory, are better at three-dimensional reasoning, are more prone to explore, and achieve greater abstract design ability after puberty.

In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian synthesizes the current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how this distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.

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User Review  - Julie_Brock - LibraryThing

Some interesting parts...but many recommendations not doable for your average parent or teacher (e.g., small class size, multiple teachers per classroom, year-round school)...and some downright ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Silva - Goodreads

Lots of information, but poorly organized, especially in the earlier parts of the book. Some good insights, but the lack of organization hinders using the book for cogent advice. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Michael Gurian is an educator, family therapist, and author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Wonder of Boys, A Fine Young Man, and The Good Son. He is an internationally celebrated speaker and writer whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, and other national publications as well as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and numerous other broadcast media.

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