McCallie School Announces New Research Institution

Chattanooga (WDEF) – The McCallie School announces a new research institute that will study how to teach boys.

The National Center for the Development of Boys will be housed on campus, but will be a separate institute.

The goal is to equip educators, parents, youth leaders, mentors and the general public.

“Boys and young men in our country are disengaging from school and underperforming in both school and society at large,” McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns said. “The educational trends of boys and its impact on the world is quite troubling. We as a country need to find ways to bring out the best in boys — academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. It is our belief that this center can be a hub of important research, conversations and practical strategies about how to help boys and young men.”

The Center will curate existing research and conduct some of its own.

They are interested in brain development in boys, teaching methods, and parenting skills.

“The center’s work will be wide-ranging and research-based, yet it will have as a goal to give parents, educators and youth leaders some very practical strategies and ideas they can implement in their work with boys and young men,” Burns said.

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