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Understanding the Boys : Issues of Behaviour and Achievement - John Head

Understanding the Boys

Issues of Behaviour and Achievement

By: John Head

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 1999
ISBN: 9780750708678
Number Of Pages: 128

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Do you know what makes boys tick? In recent years suicide has drastically escalated among young males and academic underachievement is common, so it is of vital importance that our understanding of the young male psyche is well informed and not merely 'received wisdom'. John Head gets to the heart - and mind - of the matter, by tackling difficult, pertinent questions. Has male behaviour in school worsened, or has media hype inflated the proportions of a 'good story'? What is at the root of male violence? Are biological or social explanations telling the whole story? Head shows that it is only by engaging boys in new arenas of thought and feeling that we can hope to understand and help overcome the difficulties faced by boys today.
Essential reading for teachers, headteachers, researchers in education, gender, youth, community and social workers.

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Identifying the Issuesp. 1
Introduction and Overviewp. 3
Biological Effectsp. 9
Personal History: Childhood and Adolescencep. 20
Social Relations and the Social Worldp. 30
The Male Psychep. 45
What is New?p. 52
Addressing the Issuesp. 61
Academic Achievementp. 63
Schooling and Behaviourp. 82
Boys at the Marginsp. 96
Understanding the Boysp. 104
Recommended readingp. 107
Bibliographyp. 109
Indexp. 119
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ISBN: 9780750708678
ISBN-10: 0750708670
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 22nd September 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.15  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1