Friday, January 27, 2006

The Trouble With Boys - Newsweek

More on how education at all levels seems to be failing boys. We're going to be talking more about this at the President's Council, but there's really a fundamental need to differentiate education for every student. There neurobiological differences in the ways boys and girls develop and often prefer to learn, and the conventional school system doesn't recognize it.

Excerpt:" In elementary school, boys are two times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with learning disabilities and twice as likely to be placed in special-education classes. High-school boys are losing ground to girls on standardized writing tests. The number of boys who said they didn't like school rose 71 percent between 1980 and 2001, according to a University of Michigan study. Nowhere is the shift more evident than on college campuses. Thirty years ago men represented 58 percent of the undergraduate student body. Now they're a minority at 44 percent."

The Trouble With Boys
Eide Neurolearning Blog: How To Avoid Failure in the First Grade
Eide Neurolearning Blog: Boys and Reading

1 comment:

  1. It is important to be willing to look at underlying problems. The entire philosophy of government education as it is generated at schools of education at universities, has been radicalised. Radical feminist theory controls the professors who shape the teachers. Of course boys are looked at as alien creatures and treated as such. Consider it a grand experiment in social engineering. People who ignore the obvious are like a tourist standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon who can see no further than the pebbles in front of their toes.