External factors for underachievement of boys

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  • External factors for boys underachievement in education
    • poor literacy
      • research shows boys are more likely to underachieve due to poor literacy and language skills
      • may me due to parents spending less time reading to boys. usually mothers jobs so seen as feminine activity
      • this affects performance in a wide range of subjects
    • Decline of male jobs
      • since 80's theres been a decline in  traditional male jobs such as mining
      • led to a crisis in masculinity. believe they have little chance of getting a proper job
      • give up trying to get qualifications

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