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ERIC Number: EJ882407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Where the Guys Are: Males in Higher Education
Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v42 n3 p29-35 May-Jun 2010
Even as a sense of a "boy crisis" in schools grips the public, enrollment and degree-attainment gaps between women and men in college--women now earn nearly three of every five degrees--have garnered headlines and provoked debate. To some, these statistics are just more proof of a "war" against boys being waged in the larger culture and educational systems. To others, these statistics miss the larger inequalities that women still face and represent a backlash against women's gains. The author contends that such debates only scratch the surface of men's experiences and outcomes in higher education. In this article, the author goes beyond just enrollment numbers to examine key indicators about male experience in college and discusses the implications of these various indicators for higher education and society. The author suggests that any initiatives to improve success of men in college need to be long-term. (Contains 3 figures and 10 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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