Boys and Literacy: Exploring the Issues / Edition 1

Boys and Literacy: Exploring the Issues / Edition 1

by Trisha Maynard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415237610

ISBN-13: 9780415237611

Pub. Date: 01/25/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In recent years the issue of boys and literacy, namely that they are worse at it compared to girls, has become a key area of interest to all those concerned with the education of our children. This book highlights the key factors causing this divide and discusses the implementation of new strategies to overcome it, which have been the result of extensive

Overview

In recent years the issue of boys and literacy, namely that they are worse at it compared to girls, has become a key area of interest to all those concerned with the education of our children. This book highlights the key factors causing this divide and discusses the implementation of new strategies to overcome it, which have been the result of extensive qualitative research made by the author. Trisha Maynard reports case study findings of a primary school whose staff wanted to explore and improve boys' attitudes towards and attainment in literacy, and in particular their difficulties with writing.
The book highlights issues concerning the reading and writing of stories, what teachers understand by 'good story writing' and the importance of teachers exploring boys' and girls' difficulties with literacy by themselves. It provides significant insight into boys' difficulties with writing as well as informing teachers how to find out about children's attainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415237611
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/2002
Series:
Language and Literacy in Action Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part One: Setting the Scene
Chapter One: The Context: A Problem of Gender
Chapter Two: Gender Differences an their Impact on Reading and Writing
Chapter Three: The Project: Methods and Issues
Part Two: Complications
Chapter Four" It's the Way they Tell them": Tacher's perceptions of Boys, Girls and the Teaching of Literacy
Chapter Five: Taking a Closer Look
Chapter Six: Out of the Mouth of Babes: Children Talking about Literacy
Chapter Seven: So Where Do We Go From Here?
Part Three: Towards a Resolution?
Chapter Eight: Looking Back: Exploring the Boys and Literacy Issue

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