Boys and Literacy: Exploring the Issues / Edition 1

Boys and Literacy: Exploring the Issues / Edition 1

by Trisha Maynard
     
 

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

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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.

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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

Pt. 1Setting the Scene
1The Context: A Problem of Gender
2Gender Differences and their Impact on Reading and Writing
3The Project: Methods and Issues
Pt. 2Complications
4Teachers' Perceptions of Boys, Girls and the Teaching of Literacy: 'It's the Way they Tell Them'
5Taking a Closer Look
6Children Talking about Literacy: Out of the Mouths of Babes
7So Where Do We Go From Here?
Pt. 3Towards a Resolution?
8Looking Back: Exploring the Boys and Literacy Issue

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