The differences between boys and girls, in development and attitude to learning are well documented, and a formalised early curriculum emphasises these differences.
The abilities of most girls to meet goals for learning at an earlier age may result in a tendency to focus on trying to teach boys to learn like girls, instead of recognising their unique gifts and abilities. If we are to help boys to become strong, competent learners from an early age, we must resist the temptation to feel sorry for them. We must dispel the myths about ‘under-achievement’, challenge stereotypical views of gender, and recognise the unique strengths and abilities of young boys.
‘This book cleverly addresses the issues surrounding the development and learning of young boys. It features a series of stories (which are an absolute joy to read)…this special book empowers practitioners getting into the mindset of different boys in order to better understand how we can meet thier needs in our continuous provision for them.’
–Early Years Educator, 1st June 2010
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Featherstone Education Ltd (15 Dec 2009)