5/20/08

The Problem With Boys & Schools

Well, there isn't one according to this WAPO article and Sarah Mead. See what I mean about educational research? It simply sucks!

2 comments:

nkmama said...

I don't follow. Educational research sucks because there IS a problem with boys and schools (contrary to this piece of educational research)? Educational research sucks because it can be made to say whatever authors want it to say (e.g., group that authored/promoted study may have an interest in keeping attention on problems with girls and school)? Something else? Please expound, if you're so inclined.

tft (The Frustrated Teacher) said...

Old research claimed there was a problem with boys. As has been true for much of educational research, it has been shown to be not true. There is so little agreement, and so much refutation, that I just believe my own eyes more than the conflicted research.

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