Tuesday, 27 April 2010
In the article, “Our boys are falling behind in education” by Dottie Lamm, states that boys are falling behind girls academically because of a verbal differences. First, they explained how the girl’s brain is able to become verbally faster by 1½ years as the average boys take 5 years and the average girls take 3½. Though these are the average years, a school in Aurora separated kindergarteners into gender classes and the boys were just as successful as the girls, my feeling is that the verbal difference is not the problem but instead things like the level of care. It seems, also being in a gender class myself, that ever since being separated from girls during English has boosted my care and changed what my attention is on, like school. Then, they say that the world will have a role switch and the women will be in charge based on what is happening in education; however I don’t feel this is true since guys struggle in school because we can’t focus on things we can relate to and once out of education guys can find a career that suits their cares. Obviously, the struggle that guys are said to have can be fixed and just because guys may struggle in school that doesn’t mean that they will fail in life outside of school too.