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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Boys--Books and reading; Reading--Sex differences; Second grade (Education); Reading (Elementary)


An understanding of the problems boys face in beginning reading experiences, the reasons for them, and adjustment of techniques and materials within the classroom experiences should help young boys and books to meet more meaningfully and joyfully. It is the purpose of this study to determine answers to questions which will make it possible for boys to more nearly realize their reading potentials. (1) What are some educational problems boys face? (2) What are the reasons for these problems? (3) What are some possible solutions? (4) How can the solutions be implemented in a school system?


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