The unreported gender gap in high school graduation rates. A welcome trend in recent decades has been the sustained rise in high school graduation rates up to a national average of 85% for 2017-18—as well as a significant narrowing of differences by race and ethnicity for this educational milestone (though gaps remain).
Policymakers are rightly focused on making sure even more young Americans successfully complete their high school education, and on further narrowing gaps between various subgroups. To that end, the Department of Education requires states to report high school completion rates for the prior academic year to track progress at a national level. States are also required to provide these data for a variety of subgroups, including “each major racial and ethnic group,” economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities, and English learners.
This disaggregated data has proven valuable for assessing progress towards more equitable outcomes, especially for marginalized groups. Boys' education: How to tap into boys' strengths and learning styles. The real reasons girls are outperforming boys at school. Boys don’t try? Why so many male students are falling behind at school. The language is alarming for parents and teachers of boys.
We hear of “a crisis in masculinity” in schools and about how “failing boys” are not reaching their academic potential. A gender gap in educational attainment means boys get lower exam results than girls, are more likely to drop out, and are less likely to go to university than their female counterparts. This year – again – girls outperformed boys in the Leaving and Junior Cert. They sat more higher level papers and got more H1 grades overall. Academic studies show boys are underachieving, in all stages of education, from preschool – where boys lag behind in language and communication - up to college. Still, they do better in exams in the maths and sciences, and males dominate the numbers entering university to study these subjects. What Men Need to Teach Boys Today More Than Anything.
Rachel Giese’s controversial, prize-winning book Boys: What it Means to Become a Man asks a simple question that, once asked, has no end of complex, interwoven answers.
The question is one most readers will be surprised has not been asked before: feminism changed how women live and how girls are raised. But what about boys? In Giese’s wide-ranging study, Boys posits that masculinity is not something to be downplayed, nor automatically dismissed as “toxic”, but instead is a daily reality lived by half the human population and a construct that is centuries overdue for a cultural and psychological tune up. Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, new research shows. TORONTO -- Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published on Monday suggests.
"This is the first global study to investigate how a cluster of traumatic childhood experiences known as ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences, work together to cause specific health issues in early adolescence, with terrible life-long consequences," Dr. Robert Blum, the lead researcher for the global early adolescent study, said in a statement. "While we found young girls often suffer significantly, contrary to common belief, boys reported even greater exposure to violence and neglect, which makes them more likely to be violent in return. " The study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at childhood traumas suffered by 1,284 adolescents aged 10 to 14 in more than a dozen low-income urban settings around the world such as the United States, China, the U.K., Egypt and Bolivia. Report: Colleges Now Dominated by Women, Men Lagging Behind.
Boys left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn wrath of feminists, says ex-Ucas chief Are Males Being Discriminated against on College Campuses?: News: The Independent Institute. A good case can be made that males are discriminated against on college campuses, and the discrimination has grown over time.
Men are vastly outnumbered in America’s universities—in the fall of 2016, there were 2,667,000 more women studying than men. Not only are they significantly outnumbered, men are often disproportionately harshly treated in campus disciplinary actions, often being denied rights routinely and constitutionally provided all Americans off campus. Colleges spend millions on Women’s Studies programs, but never a dime on Men’s Studies. Special efforts are made to get women to study in the STEM disciplines, where men are numerically dominant, but no such effort is made to increase the number of men in other fields where women significantly outnumber men. Over 80 % of obstetricians doing their residency are female: are there any efforts to lure men into obstetrics? This, of course, is a radical change from the early days of higher education. Study: Girls have clearly outperformed boys in school for at least 10 years in Finland.
Differences between the school performance of boys and girls have existed for at least a decade in Finland, according to a study that followed people born in 1997 for 12 years.The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Monday published the results of the massive cohort study, highlighting that over a half of girls but only a third of boys had a grade average grade of eight or higher at the end of basic education.
An average grade of nine or higher was received by 21 per cent of girls but only by 8.5 per cent of boys, added Tomi Kiilakoski, a senior researcher at the Finnish Youth Research Society. “What’s especially interesting is that we’re used to thinking that student assessment follows […] the normal distribution. And the grades do follow it relatively neatly when it comes to boys, but not when it comes to girls,” he summarised at the launch event of the study report in Helsinki on Monday. American girls read and write better than boys: Gender gap appears as early as fourth grade, widens with age, study says.
As early as the fourth grade, girls perform better than boys on standardized tests in reading and writing, and as they get older that achievement gap widens even more, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
"The common thinking is that boys and girls in grade school start with the same cognitive ability, but this research suggests otherwise," said David Reilly, a doctoral student at Griffith University and lead author of the study published in American Psychologist. "Our research found that girls generally exhibit better reading and writing ability than boys as early as the fourth grade. " Reilly and his colleagues analyzed information from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a nationally representative data sample of standardized test scores from more than 3.4 million students in the fourth, eighth and 12th grades in the United States over a span of 27 years.
The authors offered several theories to explain the findings. Boys should have the right to say no to feminism. Baltimore Sun - We are currently unavailable in your region. The Drugging of the American Boy. Mentoring For Black Male Youth : The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Group Review Board Bernadette Sanchez, PhD (DePaul University)National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for Blacki boys and is organized around four topics: a) its documented effectiveness; b) the extent to which mentor, youth, and program characteristics influence effectiveness; c) the processes that link mentoring to outcomes in Black male youth; and d) the extent to which efforts to provide mentoring for Black male youth have reached and engaged these youth, been implemented with high quality, and been adopted and sustained by host organizations and settings.
There is some preliminary evidence that: Boys, fathers and mentors work together for STEM engagement. Both the medium and the message are STEM—encouraging fourth and fifth-grade African-American and Latino boys to embrace the cool factor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on engineering activities with their fathers and other mentors from the University of Houston.
African-American and Latino students are less likely than their white and Asian counterparts to complete a four-year degree in a STEM field, at a time when demand for workers with those skills is growing. A group of researchers from the University of Houston will use a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand a project intended to spur interest in the field among younger students. Schools Can Help Fill Fatherless Void. Male primary school teachers have become an endangered species.
While pre-school and kindergarten gender disparities are worst, where women comprise 97.7 percent of teachers, elementary and middle schools aren’t significantly different. Between 1987 and 2012, the percentage of male teachers declined in every measured period, falling to 23.7% of all teachers. Black boys are the least likely of any group to escape poverty - A broken ladder. The proportion of men on college campuses is dropping. John Maxwell is curious about the world and freely shares, in casual conversation, tidbits of English history. Yet he says he’ll never again set foot in a college classroom. “I consider myself mostly self-taught and I just believe I should cut my own path in life,” said the 24-year-old Maxwell, who dropped out of Littleton’s Araphoe Community College after one semester.
Maxwell said he didn’t want to waste his parents’ money on college work that held little or no interest to him. “I just wanted to see what I wanted to do with my life and college was never a part of that,” said Maxwell, currently an employee at a Parker liquor store. “It might cost me financially down the road, but I never really saw myself as getting rich anyway. Why Are Middle East Girls Better in School Than Boys? - The Atlantic. Jordan has never had a female minister of education, women make up less than a fifth of its workforce, and women hold just 4 percent of board seats at public companies there. But, in school, Jordanian girls are crushing their male peers. The nation’s girls outperform its boys in just about every subject and at every age level. At the University of Jordan, the country’s largest university, women outnumber men by a ratio of two to one—and earn higher grades in math, engineering, computer-information systems, and a range of other subjects.
Listen to the audio version of this article:Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone. In fact, across the Arab world, women now earn more science degrees on a percentage basis than women in the United States. This is baffling on the most obvious levels. This spring, I went to the Middle East to try to understand why girls are doing so much better in school, despite living in quintessentially patriarchal societies. How a change in parenting can improve education at no cost to taxpayers. As our children head back to school again, it is useful to ask why so many are doing so poorly. It seems we've tried everything to improve standardized test scores among disadvantaged students, with little success.
But perhaps the answer partially lies in the home, not in the school. Why Are Middle East Girls Better in School Than Boys? - The Atlantic. School Quality and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement. NBER Working Paper No. 21908Issued in January 2016NBER Program(s): CH LS. The war against boys: Are the ADHD drugs unsafe? Stimulant medications and the nucleus accumbens - Leonard Sax MD PhD, 2012.
Stimulant medications on the market today, such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Vyvanse, Focalin, Daytrana, are all variations on just two molecules, amphetamine and methylphenidate. Both amphetamine and methylphenidate mimic the action of dopamine in the brain. Why Men Are the New Minority in College - The Atlantic. That disparity continues until, “by eighth or ninth grade, boys have lost interest,” Shelley said.
Data Exclusive: 75 Percent of Black California Boys Don't Meet State Reading Standards. Sax APA 2001. Unsayable Truths About a Failing High School. Last week, my high school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student brawl injuring four security officers and eight teachers appeared on YouTube, bolstering long-whispered rumors of the district’s decline. Four students were taken into custody; one of them, 18 and charged as an adult for four counts of aggravated assault, is still in jail as I write. All four of the students were black females. I haven’t visited Cheltenham High since I graduated in the faraway American Graffiti era, but I ventured back for a packed emergency community meeting about the May 4 events.
Why Boys Are Failing in an Educational System Stacked Against Them. Why does no one care when boys fail at school and middle-aged men kill themselves? Study finds boys from low income families move less. Our Attitudes Towards Gender Inequality in Education are Excluding the Issues of Men and Boys – The University Times. Why Is Male Suicide Increasing, And Why Are Boys Failing School? - Acculturated. One stormy day last February, I watched a few of my former raving pals wobble their way across a waterlogged field near Brighton, carrying a wicker coffin with my mate Nobby inside. Smiling, beautiful, gentle Nobby was gone.
Barely 40, a husband, dad-of-three and a teaching assistant, he’d long suffered from depression and one evening, he decided he just couldn’t take it any more. For those of us left behind, it was a wake-up call. The grim reality of male suicide until then mercifully hadn’t touched my life. School Gender Gap Crisis: Boys 'Twice as Likely To Fall Behind Girls' Boys Who Sit Still Have a Harder Time Learning to Read. Our education system must stop ignoring its bias against boys 6 Crucial Pieces Of Advice for Boys Growing Up in Harsh Circumstances - National Coalition For Men (NCFM) Leaving Boys Behind: Public High School Graduation Rates. Muse.jhu. Why Are Boys Now Less Motivated Than Girls? Poor boys are falling behind poor girls, and it’s deeply troubling. The dangers of brainwashing our children - Relating To Men. Middle Tennessee mother fights boys-only corporal punishment policy.
Racial Profiling in Preschool. SARAH VINE says the feminisation of society and schools is to blame for boys falling behind. The Futurist: The Misandry Bubble. A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls. University Gender Gap Reaches Record High. Title IX helps girls, but leaves boys behind, women's advocate contends. Are violent video games associated with more civic behaviors among youth? The Trouble with Boys. The Trouble with Boys. Boys not the Problem; Schools Treating Boys Like Girls Is the Problem. Boys nearly twice as likely to fall behind girls by the time they start school. U.K.: Boys Lagging Girls in Early Education. To Boys and Young Men in School: "You're Not Welcome" BYU research finds link between father absences and declining male college enrollment. Our education system must stop ignoring its bias against boys Forbes Welcome. Discrimination in Punishment by Schools Against Boys Increases Education Gap.
'There will be no mercy for you': A mother's sobering warning to her four sons before college. A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls. Boys to Men. 'I know it can seem a bit alien to be campaigning for boys as a disadvantaged group, but...' Obama's next project should be fatherhood: Column. Why Boys Are Failing in an Educational System Stacked Against Them. Women and Girls May Be Rising, but Boys Are Not. Where the boys aren’t: A look at the ratios of males to females on campus. Report reveals girls born this year will be 75% more likely to go to university Poor boys are falling behind poor girls, and it’s deeply troubling. The REAL gender gap scandal: Why boys are the true victims of discrimination.
Do Teachers Really Discriminate Against Boys? Robot learning companion offers custom-tailored tutoring: New social robot from MIT helps students learn through personalized interactions. Why does no one care when boys fail at school and middle-aged men kill themselves? Why schools are failing our boys. Educational Equity for Male Students - AVfM Reference Wiki.
Lavy j.public.e 10.2008 gender steriotypes. Boys and Girls Learn Differently, and That’s OK. Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Lessons? A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls. Men's Rights News & Info. It's no surprise if men decide university isn't for them. Feminism has gone TOO FAR and we now need to help boys more, says uni admission boss. Our education system must stop ignoring its bias against boys Study: Boys Affected More Than Girls By ‘Family Disadvantages’ What does a boy-friendly school look like? No boys allowed: Bainbridge Island teacher imposes ban on popular activity - Dori Monson. Fatherless Households Mean Lower Male Enrollment. A War on College Men » SAVE: Stop Abusive and Violent Environments. Why Johnny Can't Read: Schools Favor Girls. Boys left behind girls at school from just age five.
McCallie School to create National Center for the Development of Boys. The eradication of boyhood. Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says. Study: Math Teachers Give Girls Higher Grades Over Boys For Same Answers. Girls, boys, and reading. The Drugging of the American Boy. Untitled.