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July 29, 2011

Do Aussie Boys Need High School or College Degrees?

Some boys do fine with neither, this writer points out. Besides, women haven't been entirely successfully at translating their superior academic achievements into workforce achievements.

May 01, 2011

Schools News from Australia

The Australians are way ahead of the U.S. in confronting the school gender gaps, but no closer to solving the dilemma.

December 24, 2010

The Significance of 'End of Men' Making Best-Of List

David Brooks names the best magazine essays of the year, and Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece makes the short list. In case you missed that piece, here it is again. The fact that Brooks picked this piece, and that Times columnist Nicholas Kristof chose Why Boys Fail as the subject for a Sunday column ...

December 15, 2010

Attention Principals: Want a Winning Strategy?

Mimic what this Australian high school did: boost the reading and writing skills of boys, and you're guaranteed to raise the academic standard of the entire school. It's amazing so few U.S. schools have figured this out.

December 09, 2010

Australians Lead the Way

How often do you hear that, unless it has something to do with barbies (no, not the doll) or 'roos' or rugby? I visited Australia while researching Why Boys Fail. Great country, and I'm not just talking about the beer. Australia is way ahead of the world in researching the boy troubles. They haven'...

September 10, 2010

Segregating Australian Boys

Interesting research out of Australia: boys sent to "special" schools at six times the rate of girls. Those schools are dubbed "a fast track to prison." I'd be surprised if the U.S. numbers would look any different. Check out the interesting charts in this article.

March 29, 2010

The Australian Perspective

The most valuable discussion about gender gaps continues to arise from Australia. Here's a discussion from the Sydney Morning Herald that includes some valuable research links. Also interesting is the debate about single-sex education. Based on nothing more than anecdotal hunch, I've long suspecte...



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