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Publication release: Why are Boys Underperforming in Education?

All girls and boys have an equal right to education.  Meeting this right requires an education system, which welcomes all students, girls and boys.  Teaching and curricula must respond to students' individual backgrounds, cultures and learning styles, allowing meaningful participation and development.  Education should be of high quality, relevant and useful, ensuring that students leave not only with basic levels of education, but also with the skills required to seize further opportunities for employment and learning.

This report seeks to understand why boys have been underperforming in education over the past few years in Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Thailand; analyse factors (including economic, societal, and cultural) that are causing the trend of poor performance and low survival rates at higher levels of education; and describe current policies and interventions in place to address the issue.

To download the report, please click here.


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