Why Boys Fail

Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind

 Why Boys Fail

Author: Richard Whitmire
Pub Date: September 2011
Print Edition: $15.95
Print ISBN: 9780814420171
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814420362

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments xi

Introduction to the Paperback Edition 1

1 Discovering the Problem 13

2 The Reason for the Boy Troubles: Faltering Literacy Skills 27

3 The Likely Causes of the Reading Lapses 39

4 The Writing Failures 63

5 The Blame Game: What Gets Blamed (Unfairly) for the Gender Gaps 79

6 Solutions: What Works for Boys? 107

7 Impediments to a Solution: The Ideological Stalemate 135

8 The International Story: Australians Struggle with the Boy Troubles 151

9 Why These Gender Gaps Matter 163

10 Actions That Need to Be Taken 181

Appendix: The Facts About Boys 211

Notes 217

Index 229

About the Author 239

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