Boys, Masculinities and Reading: Gender Identity and Literacy as Social Practice

1st Edition

Laura Scholes

Routledge
Published September 7, 2017
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9781138220171 - CAT# Y307623
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

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Summary

Boys, Masculinities and Reading explores elementary students’ interpretations of their experiences of reading and the contextual influences that impact those experiences. While research continues to highlight the apparent systematic underperformance of boys in comparison to girls on national and international reading benchmarks, this text moves beyond broad generalizations to consider complexities inherent in notions of masculinity and associated tensions. Applying a socio-cultural perspective, Scholes highlights the voices of boys and girls by focusing on their reading experiences. Examining the perceived, generalized "crisis" of boys’ underperformance in reading and literacy, Scholes identifies the factors that shape perceptions of masculinity among different groups of boys across the globe.

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