Boys Adrift

Topic: Behavior Management/Social Skills
Instructor: Ann Ebersole
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Location: Online

Course Description:

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 anecedotal experiences. The course concludes with a plan to assist the boys in their classroom on their way to "achieving manhood". 

Cost: $160
Timespan of Course:
January 22, 2014 to February 18, 2014
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Registration Information:

For registration information, call or email Ann Ebersole at 216-916-6364 ( There is a $125 instructional fee paid to WVIZ in addition to the $160 graduate credit fee paid to Ashland University.

Course Number: 6310 A3
Course Section Name: EDU 6310 A3
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 1 graduate credit hour
Subject: EDU