Helping Boys Succeed in School: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
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Many parents and educators today are worried about the education of smart girls, especially in areas like math and science, but what about their male counterparts? According to a U.S. Census Bureau report (2004), 12% of boys drop out of high school, compared to 9% of girls. In addition, the current trend sees more girls enrolling in college than boys. Boys need to be given the tools they need to succeed in school, including strategies for channeling their interests, keeping them actively engaged, increasing their participation in humanities classes like language arts, and dealing with the unique social and emotional problems they face in school. The authors, national education leaders, combine field-tested strategies and advice with case studies of boys across the nation to give smart young boys and their parents a strong guide for ensuring boys' success in school and the future.
Read an Interview With the Authors of Helping Boys Succeed in School
Terry W. Neu, Ph.D., and Rich Weinfeld know firsthand that boys need special attention, accommodations, and advocacy in order to succeed in school. In this interview, the authors, leading education experts, explain why the education of boys cannot be ignored and offer insight how parents and teachers can help. To read a transcript of their interview, click here.
Review by: Kara Thompson, A Mom's View of ADHD - August 12, 2011
The authors are very clear in their stance that the "one size fits all" model of school is no longer working for lots of students, particularly boys ... It's a scary time out there for education, and yet, Helping Boys Succeed in School gave me some hope that there are things we can do to turn the tides for our boys.
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