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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Simone D.
dc.descriptioniii, 41 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractObservations made in the intern classroom show disturbing trends in terms of boys' academic success, achievement, and the educational system's response to boys' 'special needs'. Further research indicates that boys, when compared to girls, in general have lower reading and writing proficiency, higher levels of absenteeism, suspension, and incidence of misbehavior. This paper offers possible explanations for the gender differences as well as guidelines for improved academic environments and practices. Interest in the subject began during pre-intern work at South Middle School. Observations and fieldwork took place during intern work in the Fall of2000. Examples are provided that support the research, demonstrate success when guidelines are followed, and also demonstrate possible negative outcomes when guidelines are not followed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSouth Middle School. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Education.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleEducating Our Boysen_US
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