Why Boys Lag Girls in Reading–How to Close the Gap

Bill Harvey with William G. Brozo

There is overwhelming evidence of a gender gap between boys and girls in reading. This is an accelerating international phenomenon. Our guest suggests that male role models and current notions of masculinity may be contributing factors. What are the implications long term? How do we close the gap? Brozo shares some field tested strategies.

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May 8, 2009
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William G. Brozo is a Professor of Literacy in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has taught reading and language arts in the Carolinas. He has written numerous articles on literacy development for children and young adults and authored several books including, To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader: Engaging Teen and Preteen Boys in Active Literacy (International Reading Association).
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