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Resources on Boys' Academic, Social Needs

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Here are some recent books and studies on boys in educational settings:

Books

  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents, by Michael Gurian, published by Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood, by William Pollack, published by Owl Books, 1998.
  • Real Boys' Voices, anecdotes written by boys about their lives, by William Pollack, with Todd Shuster, published by Penguin Books, 2000.
  • Real Boys Workbook, exercises and advice about how to help boys be successful, by William Pollack and Kathleen Cushman, published by Villard, 2001.

Studies

  • "Disproportionate Representation of Males in Special Education Services: Biology, Behavior or Bias?," by Michael L. Wehmeyer and Michelle Schwartz, published in Education and Treatment of Children, February 2001.
  • "Boys to Men: Sports Media. Messages About Masculinity: A National Poll of Children, Focus Groups, and Content Analysis of Sports Programs and Commercials," by Mike Messner, Darnell Hunt, Michele Dunbar, Perry Chen, Joan Lapp, and Patti Miller, published by the California youth advocacy organization Children Now, 1999.
  • "Entering Kindergarten: A Portrait of American Children When They Begin School," findings from the Condition of Education, 2000, by Nicholas Zill and Jerry West, published by the National Center for Education Statistics, 2000, and available online at www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2001035.

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