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Boys’ Education: How To Get Boys To Engage, At School And At Home

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Story Source: The Sydney Morning Herald ~ Go to Original Article

When you think back to your own school days, what are your sharpest memories? If you can get your teenage son to talk about his school day at the dinner table, what does he describe? Chances are that the answer to both of these questions is about a significant experience which captured both the mind and emotions.

Boys have not been doing well in school this century. International PISA tests of 15 year-olds show that both Australian boys and girls are slipping in relation to other countries, however boys’ scientific literacy is decreasing faster than that of girls, and their reading levels are one school year behind that of girls....…..…………………………