You may have heard that girls are doing better than boys in school.
Did you know that in some of Canada’s leading universities, the ratio is 70% female, 30% male in some of the most prestigious programs?
Many are referring to this trend as a boy crisis.
Unfortunately, there is a narrative in the public school system about difficult boys who are disruptive, threatening, unteachable and unreachable. The narrative perpetuates the problem.
According to the “Celebrate boys’ boyness – and work with it” article in the Globe & Mail, boys like to feel a part of something bigger than themselves and they want to engage in meaningful and purposeful work.
The education system is failing boys in meeting those needs.
Boys also need the guidance of men who will teach, respect and understand them. Read more by clicking here.
Read Employment E-News – November 2017 – Helping Youth Succeed
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