Boys in Poverty: A Framework for Understanding Dropout – Book


  • Author: Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. and Paul Slocumb, Ed.D.
  • ISBN: 978-1-935542-22-3

Examine the risk factors for dropout among males living in poverty, especially generational poverty. Explore personal, community, and school system issues, including family dysfunction, disability, poor teaching, punitive discipline, and absence of differentiated instruction. Offering specific interventions, the book focuses on boys’ physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development and the unique problems of sensitive, gay, gifted, ADHD, and postadolescent males.

FOREWORD Book of the Year, 2011

Association for Educational Publishers, Distinguished Achievement Winner, 2011