1st Edition

Getting it Right for Boys ... and Girls

Edited By Wendy Bradford, Colin Noble Copyright 2000
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    Boys' underachievement is grabbing headlines in the education debate, and it has never been more important to solve the problem. This book offers clear and practical strategies to headteachers, classroom teachers and other professionals for ways to address the issue. The book looks at:
    *reasons for boys' underachievement
    *ways of adapting teaching styles to maximise learning gains for boys ... and girls
    *guidance on how to plan successful pyramid, whole-school and classroom approaches
    *practical strategies for subject leaders and teachers
    *examples of successful case studies
    After introductory chapters examining whole-school issues and strategies there are further subject-specific chapters that advise on particular teaching approaches.

    Introduction 1 We are facing a crisis 2 How and why boys under-achieve 3 The importance of teaching and learning styles 4 How to organise a strategy to raise boys’ achievement 5 One school’s story 6 Making decisions about setting 7 Other whole school strategies designed to raise 8 Getting it right for boys and girls in the classroom 9 Raising achievement in English 10 Raising achievement in mathematics and science 11 Raising achievement in design and technology 12 Raising achievement in modern foreign languages 13 Raising achievement in the humanities 14 Raising achievement in the arts 15 Getting it right in the secondary school library 16 Raising boys’ achievement across the pyramid 17 Exercises for continuous professional development, Epilogue


    Colin Noble is a PSE Advisor and Raising Boys Achievement Manager in Kirklees Local Education Authority and has been responsible for publishing a range of packs, videos, leaflets and posters on the subject of raising boys achievement. Wendy Bradford is a Deputy Headteacher at a large and successful mixed secondary school with a wealth of classroom experience behind her.