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`I waited with great anticipation to receive Jon Prossers book School Culture. The wait was worth it and I wasn't to be disappointed....this is a fine book bringing to a reader a credible and solid set of work'- Youth and Policy School culture is today one of the most important themes in education and educational research.This book draws on a wide range of contemporary perspectives to provide an insight into the key issues and concepts which underpin school culture. The first part of the book is concerned with culture as an holistic concept. The second part adopts the stance that school culture is the sum of its subcultures.The contributors focus on significant groups such as te
Chapter 10: Boys and Literacy: Gendering the Reading Curriculum
Boys and Literacy: Gendering the Reading Curriculum
This chapter draws on case study research funded by the ESRC under the heading ‘Fact and Fiction: the gendering of reading in the 7–9 age group’.1 The project was designed to throw light on boys' development as readers. Gender differences in reading are well documented: boys do less well at reading than girls, a discrepancy which begins early and intensifies with age; they also read less than girls; they read more non-fiction. These facts are well known, and have been well documented through quantitative research whose findings have remained remarkably consistent over an extensive period of time (Barrs and Pidgeon, 1993; Whitehead, 1977; Gorman et al., 1988; Children's Literature Research ...