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Title: Boys' own stories : reading masculinities
Authors: Abela, Myra (2002)
Keywords: Education, Secondary -- Malta
Teenagers -- Malta
Literacy -- Malta
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Abela, M. (2002). Boys' own stories : reading masculinities (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This dissertation will focus on the specific areas of influence that contribute to the shaping of attitudes and expectations of adolescent male reading in Malta. These include that of the family, friendship groups and peer groups in school. The study is based on a case study of the reading of boys in Form 3 of one Maltese boys' Church Secondary School. Through ethnographic observation and interviewing it was possible to find how the boys constructed themselves as readers. School and classroom observation provided insight into the setting of school literacy. The boys were asked to keep logs of their voluntary and involuntary reading. A broad definition of 'reading' was applied in order to study the relation between electronic and visually based literacy skills and school literacy. The boys looked at reading through their masculine identities, where time and their studies were the constricting factors.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEdu - 1953-2007

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