ERIC Number: ED305599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-23
Middle School Student Perceptions of Reading Practices: Sex Differences.
Suhorsky, Joseph; Nuzzi, Daniel
The challenge that middle school age youngsters' rapidly changing sexual, emotional, and physical characteristics present to educators, has made these educators concerned with factors that have a bearing on instructional programs. A study was developed to assess the attitudes of middle school children toward reading and to determine whether there were any differences in attitude between males and females. Subjects, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in a rural county, were given a survey on reading attitudes. Three middle schools were involved, with students in one classroom per grade per school responding to the survey. Surveys were distributed to 272 students in all. Findings indicated that female middle school students' attitudes toward reading were more positive than those of males. (Eight tables of data are included, and a reading survey is appended.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Savannah, GA, February 23, 1989). Best copy available.