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Raising boys' achievement in secondary schools / Mike Younger and Molly Warrington, with Ros McLellan.

By: Younger, Mike, 1948-.
Contributor(s): Warrington, Molly J | Warrington, Molly J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2005Description: x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780335216093; 0335216099; 9780335216086; 0335216080.Subject(s): Teenage boys -- Education (Secondary) -- Evaluation | Academic achievement -- Sex differences | Sex differences in education | Motivation in education | Underachievers | Adolescents -- Enseignement (Secondaire) -- Évaluation | Succès scolaire -- Différences entre sexes | Différences entre sexes en éducation | Motivation en éducation | Retardés scolaires | Academic achievement -- Sex differences | Motivation in education | Sex differences in education | Underachievers | Teenage boys -- Education (Secondary) -- Evaluation | Academic achievement -- Sex differences | Sex differences in education | Motivation in education | UnderachieversGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Raising boys' achievement in secondary schools.Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents | (access limited to Benedictine University patrons)
Contents:
Boys and girls talking -- National and international dimensions : context and causes -- The conundrum of the gender gap -- What about the girls? -- Raising boys' achievements within an inclusive context -- The context of the classroom : pedagogies and teacher-learning styles -- The context of the individual : target-setting and mentoring -- Organizational contexts : equal opportunities in the single-sex classroom -- The socio-cultural key -- Gender and achievement in special schools -- Policy directions within an inclusive context.
Review: "In this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys' as well as girls' achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future."--Jacket.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Standard Kirkland Campus
General LC 1394 .Y68 2005 Available 30579004188139
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204) and index.

Boys and girls talking -- National and international dimensions : context and causes -- The conundrum of the gender gap -- What about the girls? -- Raising boys' achievements within an inclusive context -- The context of the classroom : pedagogies and teacher-learning styles -- The context of the individual : target-setting and mentoring -- Organizational contexts : equal opportunities in the single-sex classroom -- The socio-cultural key -- Gender and achievement in special schools -- Policy directions within an inclusive context.

"In this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys' as well as girls' achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future."--Jacket.