The Cleverness of Boys

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A&C Black, Feb 15, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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The differences between boys and girls, in development and attitude to learning are well documented, and a formalised early curriculum emphasises these differences. The abilities of most girls to meet goals for learning at an earlier age may result in a tendency to focus on trying to teach boys to learn like girls, instead of recognising their unique gifts and abilities. If we are to help boys to become strong, competent learners from an early age, we must resist the temptation to feel sorry for them. We must dispel the myths about 'under-achievement', challenge stereotypical views of gender, and recognise the unique strengths and abilities of young boys.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Paul the risk taker
19
Donovan the sportsman
45
Leroy the leader
59
Oliver the thinker
84
Shawn the friend
97
Stevie the actor
111
Further reading and resources
126
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About the author (2010)

Following an extensive career as an early years teacher, Ros Bayley now works as a consultant, trainer and storyteller. She has always had a keen interest in teaching of literacy and has written many publications fo early years professionals, including Foundations for Indepence (2nd edition 2005), We Can Do It! (2004), Boys and Girls Come out to Play (2005) and Smooth TransitionsI (2003), all collaborations with Sally Featherstone and published by Featherstone Education. She is co-author (with Sue Palmer) of Foundations of Literacy (Network Continuum, 2004). Ros really enjoys writing with other professionals and has written a number of books with Lynn Broadbent (published by Lawrence Educational Publications).



Sally Featherstone has a wealth of experience as a teacher, head teacher and a local authority advisor and inspector. In recent years, alongside her activities in publishing, Sally has continued to build a national reputation as a trainer and consultant in the Primary and Early Years field.

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