Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Boys and Girls Learn Differently

A Guide for Teachers and Parents

eBook - 2001
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At last, we have the scientific evidence that documents the many biological gender differences that influence learning. For instance, girls talk sooner, develop better vocabularies, read better, and have better fine motor skills. Boys, on the other hand, have better auditory memory, are better at three-dimensional reasoning, are more prone to explore, and achieve greater abstract design ability after puberty.

In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian synthesizes the current knowledge and clearly demonstrates how this distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a new way to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0787959308
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 p.)


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Aug 17, 2017

I was intrigued by this book, but before getting far into it, I read Lise Eliot's review material "The Trouble with Sex Differences", (Neuron , Volume 72, Issue 6) and her "Single-Sex Education and the Brain" (Sex Roles ยท October 2011). Overall, the suggestion that Gurian substantially inflates the strength of his claims on which the book is based, undermined my ability to read it. Eliot appears to speak for a consensus that the balance between innate differences and learnt ones is still unknown, and after having been persuaded of this, I find Gurian's book both deceptive and dangerous, and I did not finish it.


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