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Martino, Wayne – Education Canada, 2011
For some time now, school boards, Ministries of Education, and the popular media have been expressing concerns about failing boys and how best to meet their needs, framing these concerns in terms of a crisis in which boys are the "new disadvantaged". This perspective does not provide an accurate representation of the problem and, in fact, detracts…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Sexuality, Gender Differences, Males
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Watson, Anne; Kehler, Michael; Martino, Wayne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Boys' literacy underachievement continues to garner significant attention and has been identified by journalists, educational policymakers, and scholars in the field as the cause for much concern. It has been established that boys perform less well than girls on literacy benchmark or standardized tests. According to the National Assessment of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Test Results, Females, Underachievement