Bristol Boys' Achievement Project Further Reading

We hope you find these suggestions for further reading helpful.  We have provided links where appropriate, but in many cases a subscription will be required to access a particular research article.  Where an article is available without charge on another website, we have included a link to that for your information.  In the case of subscription articles, we do not recommend any particular provider and suggest that you use the information provided below to help you identify the most appropriate research source for you.  

Please note that the views represented in these articles are the opinions of the authors, supported by their own research.  As a result, it is possible that they draw different conclusions on gender.  We are not endorsing any particular opinion, but would like to share these articles to help you draw your own conclusions.

If we have included a link to a particular reseller, this is to help you locate the suggested publication.  It is not our intention to promote any reseller and we would recommend you research other sources before buying.

Gary Wilson:  Raising Boys’ Achievement

Gary Wilson is one of the country’s leading experts on raising boys’ achievement. He is a freelance education consultant, speaker, trainer, author and former teacher of twenty-seven years. Gary has advised and delivered training in over a thousand schools and over thirty LAs across the UK.

You can read more about Gary and his work on his website.

View Gary Wilson’s suggested reading list.

Primary National Strategy, Department for Children, Schools and Families

Confident, capable and creative – supporting boys’ achievements.  Guidance for practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Lucy Powell MP:  A Lost Generation, why social mobility in the early years is set to go backwards.

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Simon Baron-Cohen:  The Essential Difference: the male and female brain.  University of Cambridge.

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Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender

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Lise Eliot: Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps – And What We Can Do About It.   First Manner Books, New York, 2009

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