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Pojkar och läsning: En studie om några lärares tankar kring pojkars intresse för läsning med fokus på skönlitteratur
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Boys and reading : A study of some teachers' thoughts about boys' interest in reading with a focus on fiction (English)
Abstract [en]

The latest PISA survey shows that girls perform better than boys when it comes to reading comprehension, not only in Sweden but also in almost all countries surveyed. The result is problematic and raises questions about the causes. One explanation is stated to be the boys' lack of interest and commitment to reading. The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' perceptions and experiences of boys' interest in reading with a focus on fiction. And to get an insight into how teachers work to encourage this interest. I have interviewed four primary teachers through qualitative, semi-structured interviews. The survey results show that teachers can experience that boys are less interested in reading and fiction than girls. They also feel that boys and girls choose different types of books and that they have different literary preferences. The results also show that the teachers, even though they experience a lack of interest in literature among boys, do not work specifically with trying to promote it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 41 p.
Keyword [sv]
skönlitteratur, läsning, genus, lågstadiet, erfarenhet, läsintresse
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42706OAI: diva2:935765
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Educational program
Primary Education Programme, 240 hp
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-12 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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