EdNext is teaming with authors of newly released books to provide 15-minute audio excerpts from those books for your listening pleasure.

First up, Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail, reads from the introduction of his book.

WBFYou can listen to the excerpt from the book through your computer’s speakers or download the excerpt to an iPod by right-clicking on the link (control-click on a Mac) and selecting “Save Link As…” The excerpt will download to your computer as an mp3.

You can read the entire introduction of the book Why Boys Fail here.

For more on this topic:

Richard Whitmire and Susan Bailey debate whether schools are shortchanging boys in “Gender Gap,” which will appear in the Spring 2010 issue of EdNext.

Richard Whitmire talks with Education Next about boys and school.

Last updated January 29, 2010