Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Boys are reading less than girls

Photo taken from guardian.co.uk
Recent studies have parents and educators concerned that boys are not reading enough and are falling behind in their literacy abilities. Stephen Gorard, education professor at the University of York in England, reviewed scores for 22 countries and discovered gaps in every one, despite differences in school setups and curricula. Some educators believe that the concern over boys not reading enough is exaggerated, but what is known is that boys generally take longer to read than girls; they read less and are less enthusiastic about it; and they have more trouble understanding narrative texts yet are better at absorbing informational texts.

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