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Nadhim Zahawi launches bid to get universities to take in more white working-class boys  Just a handful of institutions set goals for number of white working-class males Research shows 12.6 per cent of them go on to higher education by the age of 19 And support for the group with bursaries and scholarships is non-existent By Julie Henry For The Mail On Sunday Published: 19:42 EST, 27 November 2021 | Updated: 19:43 EST, 27 November 2021 A new national target is to be introduced in a bid to increase the number of white working-class males studying at university, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Nadhim Zahawi launches bid to get universities to take in more white working-class boys 

Research shows that only 12.6 per cent of them go on to higher education by the age of 19 – the lowest of all demographic groups – and they are less likely to get good grades at school than their equally disadvantaged ethnic minority peers. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has asked regulators at the Office for Students to renegotiate universities’ targets to address ‘regional inequalities and prior attainment in schools’. Colleges Practice 'Affirmative Action' for Boys Because More Girls Apply. Some US colleges are accepting a higher share of their male applicants than their female applicants.

Colleges Practice 'Affirmative Action' for Boys Because More Girls Apply

That's because more girls apply, but schools want to keep the ratio somewhat even in the student body. Researchers say this is a form of affirmative action, and it's a sign of bigger problems in the education system. Researchers have been sorting out a paradox for decades: If US employers favor men with a college degree, why is that demographic shrinking? New data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group, suggests that the gender gap in higher education is the highest it's ever been: Men made up just 40% of college students during the 2020-21 school year, while women made up around 60%.

Men also accounted for more than 70% of the decline in students at US colleges and universities over the last five years. On average, boys tend to have lower GPAs. The reasons for this admissions discrepancy are manifold, but education researchers cite two factors in particular. Colleges Practice 'Affirmative Action' for Boys Because More Girls Apply. Boys are falling behind: How schools must change to help young males. Imagine being bombarded with a chorus of, “Pay attention.

Boys are falling behind: How schools must change to help young males

Stop fidgeting. Don’t touch that!” Yet, that’s what many boys experience in school each day. Christopher Brueningsen | Opinion contributor In a recent New York Times essay, “It’s Become Increasingly Hard for Them to Feel Good About Themselves,” Thomas Edsall reviews a variety of research studies highlighting the plight of young men in the United States. UK: Boys will be boys: are schools guilty of unconscious gender bias? New Data: Sharp Declines in Community College Enrollment Are Being Driven By Disappearing Male Students.

The latest fall college enrollment figures released this month tell a startling story that alarms educators: The sharp declines at community colleges — far larger than at four-year colleges — are due mostly to disappearing male students.

New Data: Sharp Declines in Community College Enrollment Are Being Driven By Disappearing Male Students

At some community colleges, the losses are minor. At others, however, they are dramatic. At Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, fully half of the Black male students enrolled in the spring of 2020 and still working toward graduation did not enroll this fall. That’s about 830 men who did not return to Southwest, which enrolls 10,227 students, 63 percent of whom are minority.

SEII Discussion Paper 2016.07 Terrier. Eliminating feminist teacher bias erases boys' falling grades, study finds - LifeSite. January 17, 2013, ( – Has the Sexual Revolution, and the feminist ideology that drives it, pushed men out of universities by undermining boys in school as early as kindergarten?

Eliminating feminist teacher bias erases boys' falling grades, study finds - LifeSite

Some writers are beginning to connect the dots between the shift over the last few decades in educational practices from fact-based grading to evaluation based on “non-cognitive” and “emotional skills” and the drop in school performance of boys. In the 1970s, feminist critics regularly complained that the school system favored “male thinking.” Facts, dates, rote learning, and math skills that were seen as “too masculine” for girls. In the intervening decades, feminists have made huge strides throughout the Western world, and education – particularly in the training of teachers – has been transformed as a result.

Males The Hidden Underclass How grade inflation hurts male students most. The UK has been failing white working-class pupils for years - News Nation USA. Here’s a heretical thought.

The UK has been failing white working-class pupils for years - News Nation USA

What if some of our worries about schoolchildren having fallen behind during Covid-19 are misplaced: because some of what they missed wasn’t much use to them anyway? I don’t mean to sound flippant. I know that kids at private schools and ones with devoted parents are likely to have had an advantage during the grim months of home-schooling. Some schools’ online provision was woeful and some children in overcrowded homes don’t even have a quiet corner in which to study.

But it’s not just during the pandemic that we neglected some of those who struggle most. The latest report, from parliament’s education select committee, confirms that almost 1m white working-class children, especially boys, are seriously struggling. Boys: The Latest Victims of the New Left. In an article in The Province (June 12, 2014) entitled “The Guys Crisis: Boys are falling badly behind the girls at school,” author Paul Luke states, “By high school, girls’ grade point average outshines that of boys.

Boys: The Latest Victims of the New Left

In Canada, women make up almost 60 percent of university students.” He explains the phenomenon by suggesting that for too long the needs of girls were overlooked in school and now that things are more equitable, girls outshine boys in learning. But is this really the case? Recently Dr. Jim Dueck, author and former Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for the province of Alberta, and former head of Accountability and Student Assessment, performed a revealing analysis on current practices in student assessment. Dr. Poverty hurts the boys the most: Inequality at the intersection of class and gender. One of the cognitive curses of the human mind is the tendency to chop everything into two: black and white, rich and poor, men and women, North and South, and so on.

Poverty hurts the boys the most: Inequality at the intersection of class and gender

By instinct, we tend to lump people together into clear and distinct categories, preferably just two. The world seems simpler that way. But of course, the world is not simple. 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).

The unreported gender gap in high school graduation rates

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.

Boys don’t try? Why so many male students are falling behind at school

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. 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.

Boys and young men can be raised to be empathetic, nurturing, and emotionally open, but our culture inhibits such growth. 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. " 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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?