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Boys and Literacy : Exploring the Issues - Trisha Maynard

Boys and Literacy

Exploring the Issues

Hardcover Published: 3rd January 2002
ISBN: 9780415237604
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

Setting the Scene
The Context: A Problem of Gender
Gender Differences and their Impact on Reading and Writing
The Project: Methods and Issues
Teachers' Perceptions of Boys, Girls and the Teaching of Literacy: 'It's the Way they Tell Them'
Taking a Closer Look
Children Talking about Literacy: Out of the Mouths of Babes
So Where Do We Go From Here?
Towards a Resolution?
Looking Back: Exploring the Boys and Literacy Issue
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ISBN: 9780415237604
ISBN-10: 0415237602
Series: Language and Literacy Inaction
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 3rd January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1