Boys reading: um projeto sobre como motivar rapazes adolescentes para a literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Boys reading: a project about how to motivate teenagerboys for reading

Maria Natividade Carvalho Pires, Maria Manuela Abrantes

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Abstract

This paper deals with the problem of motivation for reading especially among boys aged between 10- 15 years old.There is some research evidence that boys read less than girls because they are not intrinsically motivated, and it is not offered the type of books they like. Part of an European project, Boys Reading, is presented here as a good example of the possibility of gaining reluctant readers for books. In fact, if boys are really motivated, contacting with texts they appreciate, their attitudes change and they may become readers. Two case studies developed in two different schools in Portugal are presented, giving some evidence that it is possible to change reluctant readers into avid ones.
Translated title of the contributionBoys reading: a project about how to motivate teenagerboys for reading
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)136-152
Number of pages16
JournalPoiésis
Volume12
Issue numberEspecial
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Boys reading
  • Motivation
  • Reluctant readers
  • Avid readers

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