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

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2010 - Education - 239 pages
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Whitmire examines the real reason why boys are falling behind in school: schools demand higher reading and writing skills before boys can handle them. "Why Boys Fail" not only identifies the problem but presents practical, real-world solutions.
 

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Contents

1 Discovering the Problem
13
Faltering Literacy Skills
27
3 The Likely Causes of the Reading Lapses
39
4 The Writing Failures
63
What Gets Blamed Unfairly for the Gender Gaps
79
What Works for Boys?
107
The Ideological Stalemate
135
Australians Struggle with the Boy Troubles
151
9 Why These Gender Gaps Matter
163
10 Actions That Need to Be Taken
181
The Facts About Boys
211
Notes
217
Index
229
About the Author
239
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