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ERIC Number: ED182737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Sex Differences in Receptive Language and Behavioral Expression as They Relate to Early Reading Achievement.
Blom, Gaston E.; And Others
Two studies were conducted to test the view that the early reading difficulties experienced by boys result from a "difference" in the way they use language, not their "deficit" in language ability. The first study replicated previous findings that young boys outperform young girls in receptive language ability although they perform less well in reading achievement. The sex difference in receptive language ability was viewed as part of a more fundamental difference as to how boys and girls interact with their environment. This contention was supported by the second study, which demonstrated a link between "behavioral expressiveness" and poor reading performance for boys but not for girls. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)