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Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting As, her brother Justin is goofing off. Hes more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

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Family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Why Gender Matters reveals the truth about whats driving the decline of American boys—and what we can do about it.

About the Author

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Educational Horizons, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, “The Today Show,” “Fox News,” NPRs “Talk of the Nation,” and many other national programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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ISBN:
9780465072101
Author:
Sax, Leonard
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Motivation in education
Subject:
Sex differences in education
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Learning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.4 oz

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