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The minds of boys : saving our sons from falling behind in school and life
Gurian, Michael.
Adult Nonfiction LC1390 .G87 2005

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In this follow-up to his best-selling The Wonder of Boys, therapist and "social philosopher" Gurian, along with Stevens, a specialist in education and child development, makes a strong case for an educational crisis. The nature of "boy energy" and boys' general needs require mentoring and hands-on learning, but the typical classroom setting is still that of a lone teacher lecturing to a large group of students. This mismatch, according to the authors, leads to a frustrating educational experience for many boys, overdiagnosis of ADD and ADHD in others, and even lifelong repercussions for some. Thankfully, solutions are offered: advocacy and modifications to traditional educational methods by parents and teachers that in no way threaten the progress made recently in the education of girls. Gurian covered similar ground in Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents, but this book stresses how boys are lagging behind girls in the classroom. Logically organized, readable, and meticulously documented, it would make a useful addition to parenting and education collections in any library.-Kay Hogan Smith, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib., Lister Hill (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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