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ERIC Number: EJ1024776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Reading, Gender, and Engagement: Lessons from Five PISA Countries
Brozo, William G.; Sulkunen, Sari; Shiel, Gerry; Garbe, Christine; Pandian, Ambigapthy; Valtin, Renate
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n7 p584-593 Apr 2014
The authors, members of the PISA/PIRLS Task Force, provide a summary of major gender differences in performance found overall on PISA 2009, along with relevant trends since 2000. The five countries represented by the authors are highlighted in this summary, which includes findings related to the interaction of engagement and reading literacy achievement by gender. These data are foregrounded from PISA because they add further evidence of a serious global pattern of boys' underachievement in reading and lower reading engagement relative to girls. This is followed by a discussion of what each of our five countries has done in response to the gender gap in reading literacy. The article concludes with guidelines for closing the gender achievement gap for boys, based on PISA results and any promising national initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment