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ERIC Number: ED078389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 14
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Boy's Right to Read: Sexuality Factors in Learning to Read.
Kolczynski, Richard
Discussed are several studies that have examined the effect of sex differences on learning to read. Various findings have suggested 1) sex differences in anxiety manifest themselves early in children's academic careers; 2) girls tended to perform better on readiness measures; 3) boys scored significantly higher on a criterion test administered after programed instruction while girls scored higher after direct teacher instruction; 4) no significant differences were found between sexes as a result of sex grouping; 5) American girls excelled over American boys in reading achievement while the reverse was true among German students; and 6) girls develop language competence before boys. Educational implications are then discussed, concluding that teachers should identify those factors that possibly interfere with the boys'"right to read," and to plan and implement programs that produce quality readers, giving more attention to each and every individual. (HOD)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (18th, Denver, May 1-4, 1973)