As I've pointed out the boy literacy crisis is a concern in most industrialized societies (as Sir Ken Robinson pointed out, because all of their methods are practically identical.
In 2005 James Cook University and Curriculum Corporation were engaged to design the Success for Boys Professional Learning Programme and supervise its implementation and quality in a wide range of schools across Australia on behalf of DEST.
The programme development team are led by Professor
Nola Alloway, whose internationally recognised credentials and expertise are in boys’ education, especially in literacy. Professor Alloway’s previous work includes the highly regarded publication Boys, Literacy and Schooling:
Repertoires of Practice
(available at www.dest.gov.au/boyseducation).
The Success for Boys Professional Learning Programme draws together a range of national and international research into boys’ education, including the Australian Government’s successful Boys’ Education Lighthouse Schools programme, and the large scale British Raising Boys’ Achievement initiative.
The programme can be tailored to local school contexts and will give schools a strong foundation for achieving successful outcomes for their boys. It consists of five modules which focus on key intervention areas highlighted by teachers and researchers as significant for boys: