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Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men / by Sax, Leonard.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-331) and index.The riddle -- The first factor : changes at school -- The second factor : video games -- The third factor : medications for ADHD -- The fourth factor : endocrine disruptors -- End result : failure to launch -- The fifth factor : the revenge of the forsaken gods -- Detox.An updated version of his best seller, Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are continuing to fail in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions-- from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.
Subjects: Boys; Young men; Motivation in education.; Sex differences in education.;
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Teaching the male brain : how boys think, feel, and learn in school / by James, Abigail Norfleet.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-305) and index.This guide helps teachers discover how to reach male students. Updated with recent research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, it translates theory into practical strategy.Foreword -- Bradley Adams -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Introduction -- Substantiating Research -- How the Book Is Structured -- Learning Objectives -- Part I. Sex and Gender Differences in the Classroom -- Chapter 1. Brain Basics Are Brains Gendered? Anatomy of the Brain Sex Differences in Brain Function Cognitive Skills -- Chapter 2. Sensory Differences Vision Hearing Touch Learning Modalities Sensory Differences and Learning -- Chapter 3. Physical Differences Activity Levels Gross Motor Development Versus Fine Motor Development Targeting Handedness and Dexterity Growth Patterns Physical Differences and Learning -- Chapter 4. Cognitive Differences Verbal and Language Skills Practice the Skills Necessary for the SAT, ACT, NAEP, and Other Standardized Tests Spatial Abilities Learning Modalities Strategy Development Cognitive Differences and Learning Part II. Societal and Biological Influences -- Chapter 5. ADHD and Learning Disabilities Attention--ADHD Medication The "At Risk" Student Sleep Attentional and Learning Problems -- Chapter 6. Social and Emotional Differences The Brain and Emotions Emotional Vocabulary Aggression and Bullying Competition and Cooperation Puberty Alcohol and Drugs Social Influence on School School and Masculinity Learning Applications Emotions and Learning -- Chapter 7. Students With Other Risks Teachers Culture Adults Boys in Foster Care Boys With Cultural, Linguistic, or Socioeconomic Differences and School Part III. Strategies and Resources for Teaching the Male Brain -- Chapter 8. Classroom Management Strategies Home Influence Discipline Self-Control Technology Classroom Management and Learning -- Chapter 9. Content-Specific Suggestions English/Language Arts Mathematics History/Social Studies Science Foreign Languages Fine Arts, Music, and Drama Computer Skills Individual Disciplines and Learning -- Chapter 10. Gendered Education: Teaching Boys and Girls Together Boys and Girls as Learners Sex and Gender Differences in the Classroom Gendered Education and Learning -- Chapter 11. Effective Teaching Differentiated Instruction Multiple Intelligences Learning Modalities Unit Design Empowering Boys as Learners Test-Taking Strategies Final Words -- Chapter 12. Resources and Other Helps Books of Interest Rubrics Learning Style Assessments -- Resources Books for Boys Ages 6-9 -- Books for Boys Ages 9-13 -- Books for Boys Ages 13-18 -- Graphic Novel.
Subjects: Boys; Boys; Sex differences in education.; Academic achievement.;
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From pushups to angel's wings : great things happen when boys read / by Shaffer, Michael(Michael Byran),author.; Jefferson, Ruth,1949-author.;
Includes bibliographical references.Introduction -- Authors' Note -- Foreword -- Chapter 1: For the Love of Tommy -- Chapter 2: Scraping Off Gum and Digging Up Pennies -- Chapter 3: Of Books and Baseball and Baby Possums -- Chapter 4: The Reading Angel -- Chapter 5: If YOU Build It . . . -- Chapter 6: . . . They Will Come -- Chapter 7: Big Stan and the Red Fern -- Chapter 8: Phonics, Participation, and Perfect Practice -- Chapter 9: What's Barnes and Noble Anyhow? -- Chapter 10: Tombstones and Tough Guys -- Chapter 11: All That and a Bag of Chips -- Chapter 12: Yeah, But What About THIS Test? -- Chapter 13: What DO Boys Like to Read Anyway: The Farris Study -- Chapter 14: It's GO Time! -- References -- About the Authors."This is a book directed at those who work with boys and young men and are trying to develop a culture of reading among those boys and young men"--
Subjects: Boys; Literacy; Sex differences in education.;
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From Pushups to Angel's Wings : Great Things Happen When Boys Read. by Shaffer, Michael.; Jefferson, Ruth.;
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Authors' Note -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 For the Love of Tommy -- Chapter 2 Scraping Off Gum and Digging Up Pennies -- Chapter 3 Of Books and Baseball and Baby Possums -- Chapter 4 The Reading Angel -- Chapter 5 If YOU Build It . . . -- Chapter 6 . . . They Will Come -- Chapter 7 Big Stan and the Red Fern -- Chapter 8 Phonics, Participation, and Perfect Practice -- Chapter 9 What's Barnes and Noble Anyhow? -- Chapter 10 Tombstones and Tough Guys -- Chapter 11 All That and a Bag of Chips -- Chapter 12 Yeah, But What About THIS Test? -- Chapter 13 What DO Boys Like to Read Anyway -- Chapter 14 It's GO Time! -- References -- About the Authors.Ever feel at a loss when you are wondering how to inspire kids to develop a love of reading? Then this book is for you! Anyone interested in kids and their success will find this a great read! The authors have compiled tales of achievement, based on real-life teaching and administrative experiences with boys who were reluctant readers. Each chapter contains an inspiring story meant to bolster your resolve and strengthen your skill set in working with male readers. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh and make you cry! Each chapter also includes hints and suggestions for encouraging the developing reader.Chapters focus on real-life scenarios that range from how to work with children who are growing up in poverty to the serendipities that meet anyone working with kids and even some thoughts on the current testing environment in education. The final chapters include a culmination of suggested best practices and how-to’s! -- provided by publisher.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Literacy-Study and teaching.; Boys-Books and reading.; Sex differences in education.;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6801785 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Teaching the female brain : how girls learn math and science / by James, Abigail Norfleet.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-184) and index.Examines how girls' unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect their performance in the classroom, and shows you how to adapt classroom experiences to assist girls' learning, particularly in math and science. --from publisher descriptionForeword / Monica M. Gillespie -- Acknowledgments -- About the author -- Introduction -- Quiz -- The problem -- How to help -- 1. The influence of cognitive gender differences -- Quiz -- pt. I. The brain and senses -- What the brain looks like -- Sensory differences -- pt. II. The mind -- Verbal skills -- Analytic styles -- Brain and cognitive differences -- 2. Differences in learning approaches -- Quiz -- Learning modalities -- Auditory learning -- Verbal learning -- Kinesthetic learning -- Visual learning -- Group size -- Fairness -- Learning disabilities -- Dyslexia -- Dysgraphia/dyspraxia -- Dyscalculia -- Synthesizing versus analyzing -- Learning differences and the classroom -- 3. Dealing with stress -- Quiz -- Stress -- Management of test anxiety -- Math anxiety -- Ability versus effort -- Self- handicapping -- Focus -- Management of distractions -- 4. Teaching math to the female brain -- Quiz -- Performance in math -- Testing differences -- Why girls don't like math -- Lack of confidence -- Lack of skills -- Differences in problem-solving approaches -- People orientation preference -- Manipulatives -- Exact solutions -- What can be done to help? -- Early introduction -- Attitude change -- Clearer instruction -- Focus on process, not product -- Peer influence -- Math and girls -- 5. Teaching science to the female brain -- Quiz -- Why girls don't like science -- Access (or the lack of it) -- Science is uninteresting -- Collaborative learning style -- Science background -- Spatial relationships -- Other sensory differences -- Why girls should do well in science -- Study skills -- Self-discipline -- What can be done to help? -- Encouragement and mentors -- Methods to change girls' minds -- Science and girls -- 6. Teaching math and science to girls in a coed school -- Sociocultural issues -- History -- Families -- Other teachers -- Role models -- Verbal versus visual approach -- Single-sex classes or programs -- Practical applications -- Final words -- 7. Gendered instruction -- Virginia standards of learning -- Differentiated instruction -- Components of differentiated instruction -- Multiple intelligences -- Tasks for each of the intelligences -- Learning modalities -- Unit design -- Empowering girls as learners -- Test-taking strategies -- Beginning strategies -- Strategies for specific item types -- Final words -- 8. Resources and other help -- Math techniques -- Verbalizing math -- Box the operator -- Books -- Books with interesting and simple science experiments -- Books with interesting approaches to math -- Web sites -- Engineering Web Sites for girls -- Science program Web sites for girls -- Web sites with good materials for math and science -- Learning style assessments -- Elementary school -- Secondary school -- References -- Index.
Subjects: Mathematics; Science; Girls; Girls; Sex differences in education.;
© c2009., Corwin,
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The sex education debates / by Kendall, Nancy,1974-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index.Introduction -- Sex education research and policies -- pt. 1. Microanalyses of sex education -- Florida's "It's Great to Wait" campaign: the state as manager, marketer, and moral arbiter -- "It's a local thing": sex education as compromise and choice in Wyoming -- No idea is bad, no opinion is wrong, but knowledge is power: sex education in Wisconsin / (coauthored with Kathleen Elliott) -- Engaging diversity: sex education for all in California -- pt. 2. Macroanalyses of sex education -- Morality tales: adolescent desire, disease, and fertility in sex education programs -- "Men are microwaves, women are crock-pots": gender roles in AOUME and CSE -- "What are we doing about the homosexual threat?": scientism, sexual identity, and sexuality education -- Rape as consuming desire and gendered responsibility -- Concluding thoughts: Sex education as civics education?Drawing on ethnographic research in five states, the author reveals important differences and surprising commonalities shared by purported antagonists in the sex education wars, and she illuminates the unintended consequences these protracted battles have, especially on teachers and students. Showing that the lessons that most students, teachers, and parents take away from these battles are antithetical to the long-term health of American democracy, she argues for shifting the measure of sex education success away from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates. Instead, she argues, the debates should focus on a broader set of social and democratic consequences, such as what students learn about themselves as sexual beings and civic actors, and how sex education programming affects school-community relations.
Subjects: Sex instruction; Sex instruction for teenagers; Sex instruction; Sex instruction for teenagers;
© [2013], The University of Chicago Press,
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Sexuality : a very short introduction / by Mottier, Véronique.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-142) and index.Before sexuality -- The invention of sexuality -- Virgins or whores? : feminist critiques of sexuality -- The state in the bedroom -- The future of sex.Is our sexuality determined primarily by our genes? Or is it shaped by the social norms and expectations we happen to be born into. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible, thoughtful and thought-provoking introduction to major debates around sexuality in the modern world, highlighting the social and political aspects of sexuality. It critically explores different ways of defining and thinking about sexuality and shows that many of our assumptions about what is "natural" in the sexual domain have, in reality, varied greatly in different historical or cultural contexts. The volume also examines ways in which governments have tried to regulate citizens' sexualities in the past-through policies and laws concerning public health, HIV/Aids, prostitution, and sex education-paying special attention to the particular zeal with which women's sexuality has been policed. The volume concludes by discussing political activism around sexuality more widely, focusing on the ways in which feminists, lesbians and gay men, as well as religious fundamentalists have transformed our ways of thinking about sexuality in the past few decades.
Subjects: Sex.; Sex; Women and erotica.; Sex;
© 2008., Oxford University Press,
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The mathematics of sex : how biology and society conspire to limit talented women and girls / by Ceci, Stephen J.; Williams, Wendy M.(Wendy Melissa),1960-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-259) and index.A multidimensional problem -- Opening arguments: environment -- Opening arguments: biology -- Challenges to the environmental position -- Challenges to the biological position -- Background and trend data -- Comparisons across societies, cultures, and developmental stages -- Conclusions and synthesis -- What next? Research and policy recommendations."Nearly half of all physicians and biologists are females, as are the majority of new psychologists, veterinarians, and dentists, suggesting that women have achieved equality with men in the workforce. But the ranks of professionals in math-intensive careers remain lopsidedly male; up to 93% of tenure-track academic positions in some of the most mathematically-oriented fields are held by men. Three main explanations have been advanced to explain the dearth of women in math-intensive careers, and in The Mathematics of Sex Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams describe and dissect the evidence for each. The first explanation involves innate ability--male brains are physiologically optimized to perform advanced mathematical and spatial operations; the second is that social and cultural biases inhibit females' training and success in mathematical fields; the third alleges that women are less interested in math-intensive careers than are men, preferring people-oriented pursuits. Drawing on research in endocrinology, economics, sociology, education, genetics, and psychology to arrive at their own unique, evidence-based conclusion, the authors argue that the problem is due to certain choices that women (but not men) are compelled to make in our society; that women tend not to favor math-intensive careers for certain reasons, and that sex differences in math and spatial ability cannot adequately explain the scarcity of women in these fields. The Mathematics of Sex represents the first time such a thorough synthesis of data has been carried out to solve the puzzle of women's under-representation in math-intensive careers. The result is a readable, engaging account suitable not only for academics in an array of disciplines, but for general readers as well--including educators, science policymakers, parents of daughters, and anyone intellectually curious about a key controversy of our time."--Book jacket.
Subjects: Women in mathematics; Women in science;
© 2010., Oxford University Press,
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After marriage equality : the future of LGBT rights / by Ball, Carlos A.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowed a host of more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-sex couples to marry. This book brings together twelve original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future of LGBT rights? After Marriage Equality, The Future of LGBT Rights explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences. The book also looks at how LGBT movements in other nations have responded to the recognition of same-sex marriages, adn what we might emulate or adjust in our own advocacy. Aiming to spark discussion and further debate regarding the challenges and possibilities of the LGBT movement's future, After Marriage Equality will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of sexual equality. -- from dust jacket.
Subjects: Essays.; Sexual minorities; Same-sex marriage; Gay liberation movement; Sexual minorities; Same-sex marriage.; Gay liberation movement.;
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The human drama of abortion : a global search for consensus / by FauÌndes, AniÌbal,1931-; Barzelatto, J.(JoseÌ);
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-193) and index.pt. I. The human drama of abortion -- 1. Listening to women : why they have abortions -- The story of a peasant -- A middle-class urban woman -- A young, idealistic career woman -- A mature, well-to-do physician -- A working-class teenager -- 2. The meaning of words -- The need to define terms related to abortion -- The reproductive process -- From embryo to newborn baby -- The beginning of pregnancy and of a new individual -- Ectopic pregnancy -- Defining induced abortion -- Safe and unsafe abortion -- Methods of pregnancy termination -- "Partial-birth" abortion -- Menstrual regulation -- 3. The magnitude of induced abortion -- Worldwide estimations -- Regional differences in induced abortions -- Regional differences in unsafe abortions -- 4. Consequences of unsafe abortion -- Maternal mortality -- Physical complications -- Psychological consequences -- Social consequences -- Economic consequences -- Factors that influence the severity of the consequences of abortion -- 5. Why women get pregnant when they do not want to -- Lack of knowledge of contraceptive methods -- Lack of access to contraceptive methods -- Failure of contraceptive methods -- Lack of control in sexual relationships -- 6. Why is a pregnancy so unwanted that it ends in abortion? -- The absence of the father -- Financial constraints -- The inability to provide good parenting/interference with life prospects -- Conflict with prevailing social norms -- Health concerns -- Lack of social support --pt. II. Values -- 7. Conflicting values encountered health professionals -- Health professionals and the value of life -- Obstetricians and the fetus -- Medical technology and the presence of the fetus -- Technology and the acceptance of abortion -- Obstetricians and unwanted pregnancies -- Cultural pressures -- Public condemnation and private acceptance -- From accepting the exception to understanding the rule -- 8. Religious values -- The historical context of Christian perspectives -- Christian values about abortion -- The current position of the Catholic Church -- Protestant perspectives on abortion -- Jewish perspectives on abortion -- Muslim perspectives on abortion -- Hindu perspectives on abortion -- Buddhist perspectives on abortion -- Chinese perspectives on abortion -- Is a religious consensus possible? -- 9. Ethical values -- Our understanding of ethics -- The four principles of bioethics -- The bioethical principles applied to abortion -- The ethical dilemma for gynecologists/obstetricians -- Our reflections on ethical values concerning abortion -- 10. Values as reflected in the law -- Legal systems -- Legal systems and abortion -- The legality of abortion around the world -- Human rights declarations and conventions -- Abortion laws and human rights -- General conclusion on abortion and the law --pt. III. Improving the situation -- 11. How to decrease the number of abortions -- Legal and moral prohibition -- Prevention of unwanted pregnancies -- Contraceptive services and the reduction of unwanted pregnancies -- Increase women's power -- Social support for motherhood -- 12. How to reduce the human, social, and economic costs of abortion -- Improving women's status in society -- Decriminalizing or extending legal grounds for abortion -- Improving access to legal abortion -- A fairer, more liberal interpretation of the law -- Access to high quality post-abortion care -- A more positive attitude among health care workers -- 13. The paradox : rejecting abortion and opposing the prevention of unwanted pregnancies -- Opposition to "artificial" contraceptive methods -- Opposition to contraceptive methods under the allegation that they induce abortions -- Opposition to sex education -- Abortion-promoting effects of "anti-abortion" politics --pt. IV. Seeking a consensus -- 14. How to reach a consensus on abortion -- The social need for an "overlapping consensus" -- Is an "overlapping consensus" on abortion possible? -- The basis for an "overlapping consensus" on abortion -- Some reflections on the process for achieving consensus.
Subjects: Abortion; Pregnancy, Unwanted;
© 2006., Vanderbilt University Press,
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