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ERIC Number: EJ867961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Reflections on where the Boys Are
Behrend, Carl
Journal of College Admission, n205 p28-30 Fall 2009
Young females have "arrived" in regard to graduating from high school and attending and graduating from college. More females are currently earning PhD's than their male counterparts. Female students have been encouraged and nurtured to become a confident, task-oriented, organized group of achievers who are applying to college in record numbers. Young males need good role models, encouragement and nurturing just as much as the females. Colleges need to become more attentive to the more sensitive young men of today, especially in the admission process. High schools should promote careers for males with the same equality of message used for young females for many years. No career is just for men; it is for both men and women. No career is just for women; it is for both men and women. Prideful young males need to be encouraged at home and counseled in school to think of all jobs being open to them. In this article, the author reflects on where the boys are and calls for the recreation of gender balance in the nation's postsecondary institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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