ERIC Number: ED452495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Raising the Standard of Boys' Achievement in Literacy. SCRE Spotlights 81.
Increasing concerns have been expressed about the differences between the achievements of boys and girls, especially in terms of literacy. This account of an action research project by a teacher-librarian explores the reading habits of a sample of boys and girls in S1 and S2 in a Scottish secondary school, and describes how the findings led to the establishment of an out-of-school support scheme, funded by the New Opportunities Fund, that encouraged boys to read more. Both boys (n=39 S1 boys) and girls (n=39 S1 girls) were asked to complete questionnaires about their habits and reading. The results were encouraging and are summarized. Results of questionnaires administered to S2 boys were similar. (NKA)
Descriptors: Action Research, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Questionnaires, Reading Achievement, Reading Habits, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Student Surveys
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8JR, Scotland. Tel: 0131 557 2944; Web site: http://www.scre.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)