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Boys’ educational underachievement: An overview of some developments in Britain

Maureen Rutledge

In Britain, new national testing and assessment procedures have shown girls outperforming boys across most areas of the curriculum, though girls continue to underachieve in some key areas. Boys also present the majority of behavioural and learning problems, as they do in New Zealand. A wide range of forces is being brought to bear on these problems, both locally and nationally.

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