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ERIC Number: ED064671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 10
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Sex Roles in Reading.
Gunderson, Doris V.
Sex roles in two disparate areas, reading and literature, are treated separately in this paper. Sex-related factors listed which may attribute to the high incidence of boys experiencing reading difficulty were: (1) predominance of female teachers in the primary grades, (2) boys' lack of interest in basal readers, (3) adults considering reading a female activity, (4) effect of different socialization processes of females and males upon school success, (5) teacher attitude toward males during reading instruction. Sex discrimination does appear to predominate in English and American literature and literary criticism. College text in English literature are male oriented and few women writers exist in English literature before the nineteenth century. Thus, it appears that materials prepared for the instruction of children are heavily slanted in favor of males and male pursuits and that "literature is traditionally and obviously male centered." On the basis of current information it appears that no single factor, including sex discrimination, is responsible for boys' reading difficulties. (WR)
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Assn. (Chicago, Apr. 1972)