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

ISBN-10: 0465072100
ISBN-13: 9780465072101
Edition: N/A
Authors: Leonard Sax
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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.

LEONARD SAX, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician and a psychologist and the founder of the National Association for Single-Sex Public Education. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of prestigious journals includingAmerican Psychologist,Behavioral Neuroscience,Journal of the American Medical Association,Journal of the American College of Nutrition,Journal of Family Practice,Annals of Family Medicine,Journal of Sex Research,and others. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, Fox News, Voice of America, NPR’sTalk of the Nation,and many other news programs, discussing the importance of sex differences in how children learn.

The Riddle
The First Factor: Changes at School
The Second Factor: Video Games
The Third Factor: Medications for ADHD
The Fourth Factor: Endocrine Disruptors
End Result: Failure to Launch
The Fifth Factor: The Revenge of the Forsaken Gods
Detox
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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