The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life (Paperback)
Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boysis the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how tounderstand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, beentranslated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow upon this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has nowwritten this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and alot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe tobe a "boy's crisis."
Here are the facts:
- Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls
- Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students
- Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems
- 80% of all high school dropouts are boys
- Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bendingcontrol drugs
- Only 40% of college students are boys
- And three out of four learning disabled students are boys
Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating andpractical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boysovercome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create theproper learning environment, understand how to help boys work withtheir unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of theirpotential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they oughtto.
Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based onthe success of his program in schools across the country, thelatest research and application of neuro-biological research on howboys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well ifthey're properly taught.
Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read thisbook.
About the Author
The AuthorsMichael Gurian is the New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and nineteen other books, including A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently! He is a pioneer in the fields of family development and education and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere.Kathy Stevens is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit world for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, teen pregnancy prevention, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.