Date Approved

5-14-2009

Embargo Period

3-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Shontz, Marilyn

Subject(s)

Achievement motivation in boys; Boys--Books and reading

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a boy crisis in our schools. It also looked at what the boys are interested in and what are they reading. The study investigated the latest research on young boys struggling to read, and their comparison to young girls.

The study provided evidence of their favorite books and authors. It furnished information on the boys' computer and television time. The study showed how the boys selected books and where they located new books. Percentages were presented about their personal libraries.

Overall, the study investigated how to make classrooms and libraries boy-friendly. In order to accomplish this goal educators have to re-examine, and re-shape the boys environment and the structure of the curriculum.

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