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The minds of boys

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The minds of boys : saving our sons from falling behind in school and life

Gurian, Michael.

San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2005.

x, 351 p. ; 24 cm.

Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis".

Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do?

Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to.

Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught.

Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.


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0787977616 (alk. paper)

LC Call No:

LC1390 .G87 2005

Dewey Class No:

371.823 22


Gurian, Michael.


The minds of boys : saving our sons from falling behind in school and life / Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens.


1st ed.


San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2005.


x, 351 p. ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-329) and index.






Sex differences in education.


Academic achievement.


Stevens, Kathy, 1949-


Table of contents

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    $d Modifying agency  DLC
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    $b Item number  .G87 2005
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260 PublicationInfo   $a Place of publication, dist.  San Francisco, CA :
    $b Name of publisher, dist, etc  Jossey-Bass,
    $c Date of publication, dist, etc  c2005.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  x, 351 p. ;
    $c Dimensions  24 cm.
504 BibliogrphyNote   $a Bibliography, etc. note  Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-329) and index.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Boys
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650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Sex differences in education.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Academic achievement.
700 AE:PersName 1   $a Personal name  Stevens, Kathy,
    $d Dates of flourishing  1949-
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    $9 Cost  $24.95
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