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What are the concerns about Boys' Achievement? Jason Tran

The improvement in girl's attainment has led to some sociologists to suggest that boys are the `new
underachievers'.

This has triggered what Weaver-Hightower (2003) calls the `boy turn' in education research. More focus is
placed on why boys are underachieving rather…

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What are the concerns about Boys' Achievement? #2 17/1/12 S3

The increased success of girls relative to boys has caused alarm. Gordon Brown puts it as `a wasted generation
of boys'. (2006)

Boys are behind at reading and writing by
the age of 6

At age 11, the average boy…

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