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."
- Location of Meeting:Online
For registration information, call or email Ann Ebersole at 216-916-6364 (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a $125 instructional fee paid to WVIZ in addition to the $160 graduate credit fee paid to Ashland University.