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ERIC Number: EJ1073203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Too Many Boys Are Failing in American Schools: What Can We Do about It?
Jackson, Barbara T.; Hilliard, Ann
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v6 n3 p311-316 2013
This research studied those factors that impact the failure of boys in American schools. Multiple areas were explored. Among the broadly investigated area were: physiological, social and cognitive. Attributing to the failure of boys included brain structure, cultural standards, teaching practices, economics, environmental factors, and familial expectations. Included among the list of negative factors attributed to the failure of boys were: poor academic performance, behavioral penalties, substance abuse, and self inflicted death. Greater emphasis was give to seeking solutions to the failure of the African American male because the data reflected higher failure rates among this group. Alternatives to these negative attributes are offered to a range of publics in soliciting their support in ameliorating the problem. Among the public are: parents, educators, community organizers, government personnel, and medical professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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