This online course is a book discussion group surrounding the popular and controversial book Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax. Sax, both a medical doctor and a clinical psychologist, explores the recent epidemic of underachieving boys. He postulates that five factors are influencing this new trend: 1) teaching methods, 2) video games, 3) prescription drugs, 4) endocrine disruptors in the environment, and 5) the devaluation of masculinity. This four-week course guides teachers through the book, critically examining both the scientific evidence and their own anecdotal experiences. The course concludes with a plan to assist the boys in their classroom on their way to “achieving manhood.” There is an additional Instructional Fee paid directly to WVIZ/PBS.
No letter grades will be awarded for this course. Participants will received either an Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U).
For registration information, call or email Betty (Ann) Ebersole at 216-916-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org . There is a $125 instructional fee paid to WVIZ in addition to $160 graduate credit fee paid to Ashland University
- Day and Time of Meeting:Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 8:00am to Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:00amLocation of Meeting:Online