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Title Raising boys' achievement in schools / edited by Kevan Bleach
Published Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham, 1998


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 MELB  371.821 Ble/Rba  AVAILABLE
Description xvii,218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Why the likely lads lag behind / Kevan Bleach -- 2. Helping boys do better in their primary schools / Colin Noble -- 3. What difference does it make? / Kevan Bleach -- 4. Boys and literacy / Graham Frater -- 5. Raising boys' achievement in English / Val Penny -- 6. A multi-layered approach to raising boys' (and girls') achievement / Brian and Liz terry -- 7. A different style of learning / Alan Davison and Chrisopher Edwards -- 8. Peer counselling at the Boswells School, Chelmsford / John Ryder -- 9. Teaching boys and girls in separate classes at Shenfield High School, Brentwood / Beverley Swan -- 10. Co-education, boys, girls and achievement / Brian Matthews -- 11. Improvement through partnership / Wendy Bradford
Summary "This new book offers readers in schools a detailed insight into the range of strategies and good practice being used to raise boys' achievement." "The contributors are school-based practitioners with expertise in various aspects of this topic, such as helping boys do better in primary schools, reading and literacy skills, peer counselling, activity-based learning, creating a climate for achievement, positive behaviour management, teaching in single-sex classes, encouraging boys and girls to learn together, the role of the LEA, and much else." "Their case-studies provide school teachers and school leaders with a rich menu of practical ideas, insights and measures from which to choose when tackling this vital issue."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Academic achievement -- Great Britain.
Boys -- Education -- Great Britain.
Boys -- Education.
School failure -- Great Britain.
Sex differences in education -- Great Britain.
Sex differences in education.
Underachievers -- Great Britain.
Author Bleach, Kevan.
ISBN 1858561035 (paperback)