Boys Adrift

Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465040810
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Why America's sons are underachieving, and what we can do about it. Something is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother Justin is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. In Boys Adrift, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

Starke M Tter Starke S Hne

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864157218
Size: 28.88 MB
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Die Verbindung von Mutter und Sohn ist die zentrale Beziehung im Leben eines Jungen. Sie hat einen bedeutenden Einfluss auf die Entwicklung vom Kind zum Mann. Dennoch verläuft die Beziehung zwischen Mutter und Sohn nicht immer konfliktfrei. Dabei kann gerade eine gesunde, enge und liebevolle Bindung den Jungen helfen, sich in einem von Frauen dominierten Bildungssystem zu orientieren und ihren Platz in der Welt zu finden. Dr. Meg Meeker zeigt anhand von Fallbeispielen, wie Mütter eine besonders glückliche und emotional intakte Beziehung zu ihren Söhnen aufbauen können, unabhängig davon, in welchem Alter sich die Jungen befinden. In diesem Buch gibt die Autorin ihre Erfahrungen aus 25 Jahren als Kinderärztin, Familienberaterin und Mutter weiter und enthüllt diverse Tricks und Erziehungsregeln, mit denen Söhne zu glücklichen, erfolgreichen Männern erzogen werden können.

Ontario Boys

Author: Christopher J. Greig
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554589029
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Ontario Boys explores the preoccupation with boyhood in Ontario during the immediate postwar period, 1945–1960. It argues that a traditional version of boyhood was being rejuvenated in response to a population fraught with uncertainty, and suffering from insecurity, instability, and gender anxiety brought on by depression-era and wartime disruptions in marital, familial, and labour relations, as well as mass migration, rapid postwar economic changes, the emergence of the Cold War, and the looming threat of atomic annihilation. In this sociopolitical and cultural context, concerned adults began to cast the fate of the postwar world onto children, in particular boys. In the decade and a half immediately following World War II, the version of boyhood that became the ideal was one that stressed selflessness, togetherness, honesty, fearlessness, frank determination, and emotional toughness. It was thought that investing boys with this version of masculinity was essential if they were to grow into the kind of citizens capable of governing, protecting, and defending the nation, and, of course, maintaining and regulating the social order. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, Ontario Boys demonstrates that, although girls were expected and encouraged to internalize a “special kind” of citizenship, as caregivers and educators of children and nurturers of men, the gendered content and language employed indicated that active public citizenship and democracy was intended for boys. An “appropriate” boyhood in the postwar period became, if nothing else, a metaphor for the survival of the nation.

The Syndrome Y Solution

Author: Karen Chesnutt
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1680610058
Size: 50.20 MB
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Many bright and able boys are paralyzed by a puzzling set of symptoms characterized by problems at home, school, and in daily life. But most of these boys, when tested, are found not to have any disorder that would explain their problems. Every parent worried about a son who seems angry and underperforming should read this book. It tells the story of how a psychologist saw a distinctive pattern in many boys brought to her for testing. Dr. Karen Chesnutt has identified a set of symptoms that she calls Syndrome Y. More important, she has devised the first effective treatment program for Syndrome Y. Building emotional strength is the key to overcoming underperformance, low motivation, and underachievement. Dr. Chesnutt’s five-phase program is the answer to helping Syndrome Y boys build the emotional strength they need to succeed in school and in life.

Bedingungen Und Effekte Guten Unterrichts

Author: Nele McElvany
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830984014
Size: 53.59 MB
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Qualitätsvoller Unterricht ist das Kernstück schulischer Bildungsprozesse und zentrales Thema der Empirischen Bildungsforschung des letzten Jahrzehnts. In diesem Band werden die Perspektiven von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus den Disziplinen Psychologie, Erziehungswissenschaft und (Fach-)Didaktik auf Bedingungen und Effekte guten Unterrichts zusammengeführt. Dabei wird die Thematik ausgehend von unterschiedlichen theoretischen Perspektiven und mit vielfältigen Forschungsdesigns umfassend betrachtet. Dieses Werk, das in Begleitung zum Dortmunder Symposium der Empirischen Bildungsforschung erscheint, umfasst sowohl Überblicksarbeiten als auch ausgewählte aktuelle Studien im Bereich Unterricht. Ergänzt werden die Beiträge um vielversprechende Arbeiten des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses sowie Ausführungen ausgewiesener Expertinnen und Experten zu Forschungsdesideraten und Perspektiven für die Praxis.

Huck Finn S America

Author: Andrew Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439186987
Size: 47.68 MB
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A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.

Summary Boys Adrift

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511000288
Size: 64.77 MB
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The must-read summary of Leonard Sax's book: "Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men". This complete summary of "Boys Adrift" by Leonard Sax, a prominent American psychologist, presents his examination of the five factors that are critical to the development of underachieving boys. The author has conducted extensive research and drawn from his experience to explain this epidemic, and to show how several factors have contributed to their lack of motivation. He also suggests several practical and effective solutions to reverse the situation. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the reasons for boys' underachieving and what can be done about it • Expand your knowledge of politics and psychology To learn more, read "Boys Adrift" and discover what can be done to re-motivate boys and put them back on the path to success.

Das Ja Experiment Year Of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641203759
Size: 25.14 MB
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Shonda Rhimes schreibt Drehbücher für die erfolgreichsten Serien: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice und How to Get Away with Murder sind auch hierzulande Publikumsrenner. Bloß beim Drehbuch für ihr eigenes Leben fehlt ihr der nötige Schwung: Privat ist sie schüchtern, ängstlich, menschenscheu. Bis sie eines Tages beschließt, sich zu ändern. Mit einem fi lmreifen Trick: einfach ein Jahr lang zu allem Ja sagen. Ebenso witzig und selbstironisch wie ihre TV-Serien und zugleich schonungslos ehrlich beschreibt Rhimes die große Wirkung eines kleinen Wortes, das aus ihr einen neuen Menschen macht – glücklich, selbstbewusst und 60 Kilo leichter. Die wahrscheinlich unterhaltsamste und motivierendste Aufforderung, das eigene Leben mutiger zu gestalten!

Ungeschliffener Diamant

Author: Alice Pung
Publisher: edition fünf
ISBN: 3942374544
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"Ungeschliffener Diamant", 2007 als bestes australisches Debüt ausgezeichnet, erzählt von den Herausforderungen des Erwachsenwerdens in einer globalisierten Welt: Als Tochter chinesisch-kambodschanischer Einwanderer wächst Alice mitten in Melbourne zwischen Hausgöttern, Aberglauben und strengen Traditionen auf. Doch schon bald kommt ihr die Welt der Eltern exotischer vor als die neue Heimat. Mal ernst und verzweifelt, dann wieder augenzwinkernd ironisch entfaltet dieses erzählerische Juwel seinen unwiderstehlichen Charme.