Reading Don't Fix No Chevy's
Literacy in the Lives of Young Men
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Reading Don't Fix No Chevy's by Michael W. Smith
Book DescriptionThe 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. That situation has changed. Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm, two of the most respected names in English education and in the teaching of reading, 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. Through a variety of creative research methods and an extended series of interviews with 49 young men in middle and high school who differ in class, race, academic achievement, kind of school, and geography, the authors identified the factors that motivated these young men to become accomplished in the activities they most enjoyed - factors that marked the boys' literate activities outside of school, but were largely absent from their literate lives in school. Their study questions the way reading and literature are typically taught and suggests powerful alternatives to traditional instruction. Building their findings on their understanding of the powerful and engaging experiences boys had
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780867095098
(230mm x 190mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Boynton/Cook Publishers Inc US
Publisher: Heinemann USA
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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