Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
This quantitative study investigates the disparity that exists between girls and boys and how changes can be implemented to keep boys from disengaging from reading. It examines the reading materials that are available to increase boys' interest in reading and discusses ways in which teachers can develop programs and parents can take action to change boys reading habits. The study employed teacher surveys and student surveys from sixth grade boys in three San Bernardino middle schools.
Ell, Barbara Ann, "Boys and literacy: Disengaging from reading" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 2983.