Understanding Boys 's Failing Education

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Understanding Boys Failing in Education Boys will be boys is what most people say. This is more than just a phrase, it is actually a model of how boys are treated in the education system. There is a problem with boys failing education, and it is a problem that reaches all economical and racial backgrounds; we need to find solutions to help boys succeed. There is a slipping rate of boys dropping out of high school and continuing on to college. The trend starts to affect boys as early as pre-school. Between elementary and middle school you start to see boys test scores dropping. You also see boys reprimanded more; boys are more at risk of suspensions and recommendation of medication usage. “Most alarmed about the slipping ratios of men on…show more content…
Having worked in the pre-school and elementary setting for a few years, I did not notice any differences between the boy and girl students. They say you find things when you’re looking, and at that time I wasn’t. The researchers during the seventies knew they were on to something. The present study was intended to provide a description of some specific differences in the learning experiences of boys and girls within the preschool classroom. Specifically, its goal was to examine teacher response to two classes of behavior, disruption and dependency, to investigate the hypothesis that teachers respond differently to these behaviors as a function of the sex of the child involved. A second purpose of the study was to describe and compare the distribution of various forms of positive and instructional attention to boys and girls participating appropriately in ongoing class activities. (Serbin 797) Take note that this observation was done in the seventies and with a class of preschoolers is very important. When most people think of preschool you imagine fun, games and socialization, but in preschool is where you start to encounter the troubles of boys and education. During the study boys solicitation of teacher attention was almost equal to girls. The teacher responded more to the boys but almost with annoyance. When the teacher responded to the girls it was in a cute manner. “This indicates that boys and girls not only had different
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