Differently Literate

Differently Literate

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Presents research into the differences in boy's and girl's experiences of the reading and writing curriculum at home and in school. The book is presented in three sections: an outline of the theoretical debates on gender difference and academic achievement; a description of the research into these issues conducted by the author; and an analysis of the author's findings. In discussing the outcome of her research, the author aims to highlight further areas for more detailed study and makes recommendations for the development of literacy policies, which cross curriculum boundaries in schools.Boys, Girls and the Schooling of Literacy Dr Elaine Millard ... read by the sample also contains a comparable preponderance of horror series fiction titles, and liberal dashes of Roald Dahl. ... The framing of the Roehampton questions, with lists of options to check off, also meant that pupils may have opted for books that they ... This supposition is supported by evidence from a number of boys in my study, whom I have labelled a#39;hypothetical readersa#39;, because they wrote about books theyanbsp;...

Title:Differently Literate
Author: Dr Elaine Millard
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-26

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