Merisuo-Storm Tuula (2006). Â« Girls and Boys Like to Read and Write Different Texts Â». Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 50, nÂ° 2, p. 111–125. ISSN 0031-3831. En ligne : <http://www.informaworld ... .1080/00313830600576039>.
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|Resource type: Journal Article
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0031-3831
BibTeX citation key: MerisuoStorm2006
|Categories: Apprentissages et psychologie
Keywords: Ă©criture, Ă©ducation prioritaire, genre, lecture
Collection: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
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|URLs http://www.informa ... /00313830600576039|
This study explored girls' and boys' (aged 10-11) attitudes towards reading and writing. Girls enjoyed reading significantly more than boys. Boys liked mostly comics and humorous books; adventure books were girls' favourites. Poetry did not appeal to pupils. Many boys did not enjoy typical school texts. Most pupils, especially boys, did not like to read aloud. Even many fluent and motivated readers felt embarrassed when doing it. Pupils' attitudes towards writing were more negative than those regarding reading. Boys were significantly more reluctant writers than girls. To interest boys the writing task should have a meaningful purpose or a communicative function. The results suggest that pupils' interest should be a key factor in the selection of reading material; otherwise, many students will avoid reading and may develop a lifelong aversion to it.
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