Do boys’ attitudes to reading differ to those of girls? A study into the views of reading within a year three class

Ashcroft, Joseph (2017) Do boys’ attitudes to reading differ to those of girls? A study into the views of reading within a year three class. The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives, 4 (1). pp. 2-14.

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Abstract

Differences in reading attainment between the genders have been widely reported, whilst less research has been carried out on gender differences as regards to interest towards reading. Within a sample of two classes of year three children, information was collected to establish any differences in the attitudes towards reading that may exist between boys and girls. This included looking at areas such as reading frequency and preferred literature, which showed that whilst interest in reading was generally good and reading was seen as non-gender specific, varying text preferences and levels of home reading were revealed. Data of this kind allowed for general conclusions to be drawn and therefore recommendations to aid the prevention of negative factors.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives
Publisher: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), University of Cumbria
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 05:29
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2806

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