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leonard sax: Why Gender Matters

The author is Dr. Leonard Sax, executive director of NASSPE. In the book, Dr. Sax draws on recent research to demonstrate that differences in how girls and boys learn are far more substantial and far more important than most of us ever imagined. The book presents all the latest information about…

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Leonard Sax: Boys Adrift. The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men

(Boys Adrift will be published on August 13 2007) Here is how Dr. Sax summarizes his second book, Boys Adrift: I have been a practicing physician for 21 years. For the past 17 years, I have worked in a suburb of Washington DC. Ten years ago, I began noticing something odd. I'd find a…

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Teaching the Male Brain

In the spring of 2007, Dr. Abigail James, a member of the NASSPE Advisory Board, published her book "Teaching the Male Brain." Dr. James' first book was more than 30 years in the making, because she has 30 years of classroom experience as a teacher - plus her doctoral work in education at the…

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Real Boys

Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere over two decades, Real Boys explores this generation's "silent crisis"; why so many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges…

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What is the matter with boys?

When Peter West gives talks to parents about boys' education, it is consistently the boys' mothers who take the initiative. In this book his message is: Dad, wake up! Your son's education is your responsibility as well! Chapters range over a diversity of topics, including why fathers still…

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For Girls Only: Making a Case for Single-Sex Schooling

Summary "This book begins where others end--by addressing issues about the legality of single-sex schools and classes and the dilemmas they pose for teachers and administrators. The whole book is very insightful and brilliant." -- Cornelius Riordan, Providence College …

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Teaching the Female Brain: how girls learn math and science

In July 2009, Corwin published Teaching the Female Brain: how girls learn math and science. This is the second book by Dr. Abigail James, who is a member of the NASSPE Advisory Board. This book includes many useful strategies for engaging girls in grades K-12 in mathematics and in the sciences.…

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