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Author Whitmire, Richard.

Title Why boys fail : saving our sons from an educational system that's leaving them behind / Richard Whitmire ; foreword by Michelle Rhee.

Imprint New York : American Management Association, ©2010.

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 Moore Stacks  LB1065 .W49 2010    Available  ---
Description xvi, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Discovering the problem -- The reason for the boy troubles: faltering literacy skills -- The likely causes of the reading lapses -- The writing failures -- The blame game: what gets blamed (unfairly) for the gender gaps -- Solutions: what works for boys? -- Impediments to a solution: the ideological stalemate -- The international story: Australians struggle with the boy troubles -- Why these gender gaps matter -- Actions that need to be taken.
Summary Looks at the downward slide of the academic achievement of boys, offering analysis of the reasons for the decline and strategies to promote literacy and academic success.
Subject Boys -- Education.
Motivation in education.
Boys -- Education.
Motivation in education.
Added Author Rhee, Michelle.
ISBN 0814415342 (hardcover)
9780814415344 (hardcover)