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ERIC Number: EJ797358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Effects of Technology and Male Teachers on Boys' Reading
Sokal, Laura; Katz, Herb
Australian Journal of Education, v52 n1 p81-94 2008
In response to concerns about boys' academic underachievement as well as the international gender imbalance in our teaching force composition, a call has been made to hire more male teachers and practice "boy-friendly" pedagogy. Our investigation of effects of male reading teachers and use of computer-based books demonstrated their ability to de-feminise boys' views of reading but no differential effects were evident on boys' reading achievement or reader self-perceptions between boys taught by males or by females, whether or not they use technology in their reading practices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada