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Author Smith, Michael W. (Michael William), 1954-

Title Reading don't fix no Chevys : literacy in the lives of young men / Michael W. Smith, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm ; foreword by Thomas Newkirk.

Imprint Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2002.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    371.82351 SMI    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    371.82351 SMI    Available
Description xxiii, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-218) and index.
Contents What's going down: Review of the current concerns around boys and literacy -- Going with the flow: What boys like to do and why they like to do it -- Do the right thing: Instrumental value of school and reading -- Mostly outside, rarely inside: Situations that promote literacy -- May I have the envelope please: Texts boys enjoy and why they enjoy them -- Profound challenge: Applications for classroom practice
Summary The problems of boys in schools, especially in reading and writing, have been the focus of statistical data, but rarely does research point out how literacy educators can combat those problems. Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm worked with a very diverse group of young men to understand how they use literacy and what conditions promote it. In this book they share what they have learned. The authors' data-driven findings explain why boys reject much of school literacy and how progressive curricula and instruction might help boys engage with literacy and all learning in more productive ways.
Subject Teenage boys -- Education -- United States.
Teenage boys -- United States -- Attitudes.
Language arts (Secondary) -- United States.
Adolescents -- Éducation -- États-Unis.
Adolescents -- États-Unis -- Attitudes.
Arts du langage (Secondaire) -- États-Unis.
Added Author Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., 1959-
ISBN 0867095091 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780867095098 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $24.50

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