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Whitmire's Book WHY BOYS FAIL Delineates the Problem, but Not the Solution

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As is well known, in the United States women teachers have dominated the elementary-school teaching for decades.

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As is well known, American boys tend to favor physical activities over more sedentary study in school.

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One proposed solution is to form all-boys schools. For the better part of the history of Western culture, all-male formal education was the rule for centuries. Co-education is a rather recent development.

In all-male formal education in Western culture, which was for centuries carried on in Latin, contests and competitiveness in formal learning activities were encouraged and recognized in the classroom, not just in extracurricular sports activities.

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However, many male educators over the centuries also practiced corporal punishment in ways and to degrees that would not be acceptable in the United States today.

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 

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