ERIC Number: ED119146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in Learning to Read. Fastbacks 19.
Stanchfield, Jo M.
Statistics from research studies indicate that boys have more difficulty than girls in learning to read. As a result, changes being made in the educational system are aimed at adapting early instruction to the individual needs and capacities of boys as well as girls. This booklet focuses on past research on sex differences in reading achievement, a "right-to-read" program for boys, current programs accommodating to sex differences, the author's research in reading instruction, and sex differences in learning and teaching methods (personality style, activity levels, subject matter interests, listening skills, verbal facility, auditory discrimination, attention span, and goals and motivations). A bibliography is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Individual Differences, Males, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Sex Differences, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50 prepaid, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.