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ERIC Number: ED131440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Factors Contributing to Misbehavior and Underachievement among Elementary School Boys.
Sucher, Floyd
Almost since schools began in America, boys have been identified as the primary source of misbehavior by teachers and administrators. In addition, boys constitute the greatest percentage of those students who are underachieving and failing. This paper discusses the problems of misbehavior, underachievement, and related conditions; explores the two major factors contributing to boys' school-related problems--the home and the school (buildings and facilities, curriculum, materials, methodology, and teachers); and considers what can be done to rectify the problems, including specific ways in which schools and teachers can adjust to the learning styles, behavior patterns, and interests of boys. The paper concludes that what is needed most is teachers who are open, flexible, and fair with all students, regardless of their sex or their behavior patterns. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Southeastern Regional Conference (4th, Jacksonville, Florida, Feb. 18-21, 1976)