Bates psychology professor studies achievement of boys and young men

Bates College Professor of Psychology  Georgia Nigro seated in her in her Pettengill Hall office, is the college's representative to the Maine Boys Network, the consortium of policy analysts, educators and youth-services professionals that sponsored a year-long study on the academic underachievement on 540 Maine boys and young men.

Children have been at the center of Nigro's research and her concern about boys dates to 1997, when she interpreted a survey of Lewiston sixth graders' attitudes toward school and their future. She was struck by the gender difference, with a quarter of male students feeling excluded in the classroom.

Professor of Psychology Georgia Nigro participates in the Maine Boys Network, a consortium of policy analysts, educators and youth-services professionals that sponsored a year-long study on the academic underachievement of 540 Maine boys and young men. [More…]

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