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Boys Adrift

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

by Leonard Sax

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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 A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s 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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Publisher: Basic Books

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  • Release date: January 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780786743629
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  • ISBN: 9780786743629
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  • ISBN: 9780786743629
  • File size: 891 KB
  • Release date: January 6, 2009

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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 A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s 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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    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 6, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780786743629
    Release date: January 6, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780786743629
    File size: 558 KB
    Release date: January 6, 2009

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780786743629
    File size: 891 KB
    Release date: January 6, 2009

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
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  • Languages
    English