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    DescriptionSomething scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother Justin is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.


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    Title
    Boys Adrift
    Subtitle
    The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Sax
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465072101
    ISBN 10: 0465072100
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    DC22: 305.231
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000, EDU038000, PSY002000, PSY004000
    B&T Approval Code: A97240000, A11442000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC018000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FAM016000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 371.823
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: LC1390 .S29 2009
    Thema V1.0: VFX, JMC, JBSP1, JBCC, JBSF2, JBSP2
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Educational Horizons, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, "The Today Show," "Fox News," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and many other national programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.