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Video games: One of five reasons why boys are failing

Why are boys falling behind in school? Kate Hammer takes a look at video games, the education system, the boy code, developmental differences and a lack of role models in search of answers.

When Robert Weis and his colleagues decided to investigate whether owning a video gaming system hurt academic performance, they knew early on that their work would focus on boys.

“We were afraid that if we bought a video game system for girls and we gave them this system they simply wouldn’t play it very much,” said Mr. Weis, an assistant professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio….  Read Article in The Globe and Mail

 

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