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ERIC Number: ED072435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 207
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The Relationship Between Sex Role Standards of Reading and Reading Achievement of First-Grade Boys.
Tregaskis, George Kelsey
Instruments to measure sex role standards of reading, readiness to assume feminine attributes, and reading achievement were developed and administered to 78 first grade boys. The treatment designed to masculinize reading consisted of three elements: (1) a weekly 20-minute exposure to a narrated slide presentation showing male figures in prestigious roles promoting reading; (2) middle school males tutoring in reading; and (3) beginning reading materials that contained stories written and illustrated so as to have particular appeal to boys. One half of the subjects were exposed to this treatment and the other half to literary experiences which afforded them comparable attention but which were not designed to affect their sex role standards of reading. Findings indicated (1) that the treatment, though not affecting the reading achievement of the subjects as a whole, did influence the achievement of boys with comparatively low reading readiness; (2) that reading was sex typed as feminine by the subjects; (3) that the first grade school setting tended to engender this sex typing; and (4) that the treatment seemed to be effective in counteracting this tendency. (Author/HS)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Albany