M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Achievement motivation in boys; Boys--Books and reading
Library and Information Science
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.
Koonce, Brenda J., "How do elementary school boys characterize their reading favorites and behaviors?" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 633.