Interesting piece from today’s Observer on the alleged impact of more ‘feminized’ education (including continuous assessment and long periods of study leave at home) on boys.
Coming from Britain’s reliably PC establishment this makes revealing reading. It’s a British story, but it would be no surprise if statistics here reveal a similar story. The solution? I don’t know. Improvements in education ought not to be a zero sum game (girls do better, boys do worse or vice versa), but there’s clearly no easy answer to this problem. Recognizing that teaching methods need, at least to a certain extent, to vary with the gender of the student is, however, a good start.