Education

Will Boys Be Boys? Why the Gender Lens May Not Shed Light on the Latest Educational Crisis

By Craig Stone — February 01, 2006 1 min read

In this article from Slate, Author Ann Hulbert writes that the latest educational crisis is not the alleged learning gap between the sexes (see entry from Newsweek below). The real issue, she writes, is that “the rudimentary habits of working” are too often overlooked—or worse, ignored—when it comes to measuring effective child learning. Adopting such habits would be of benefit to both sexes in making further progress in math and verbal skills in our competitive global world, Hulbert writes.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.