Our lead article, “The Reverse Gender Gap,” provides a long-overdue discussion of the underperformance of boys in our schools and the role that gender advocacy may play in pathologizing the behavior of our male students. While controversial in that this topic is most often neglected in favor of the persistent emphasis on the areas where females continue to lag behind males in adult achievement, any objective analysis of the performance of boys in schools strongly suggests that it is past time we begin to provide for their welfare in a more aggressive manner.
Faculty and educational leaders share ideas on where we might find some research-supported points of consensus amid the long-running clamor over school reform.
J-town represents what is wrong with current judging and ranking of schools. Like many schools across the country, J-town will not be identified as a persistently low-achieving school, nor cited as a top school in the state.
Publisher: Gary Sasso
Editor: Jack Croft
Design Director: Kurt Hansen
Contributing Writers: Elizabeth Shimer Bowers, Lini S. Kadaba, Larry Keller, Eric Metcalf
Theory to Practice is published annually by Lehigh University’s College of Education and the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs.