Michael Gurian On Why Girls In School Do Better Than Boys

published 7 years ago by TVO

Author Michael Gurian is the author of "The Minds of Boys", which is an explanation of why boys are failing at school. He researched schools in 35 countries to find out why girls were outstripping boys. He believes the reason lies mainly with the learning differences of the two genders which are pre-determined by structural differences in the brain. Girls have a greater capacity for verbal skills, which encompass reading, writing and speaking, while boys have a natural advantage with spatial/mechanical skills. (Originally aired October 2006.)

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