"I Just Like Being Good at It": The Importance of Competence in the Literate Lives of Young MenJournal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
AbstractData from this study suggest that boys pursue activities outside school, including literacy activities, in which they feel competent. Literacy activities are often rejected in school because boys do not feel competent in them.
Citation InformationMichael Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. ""I Just Like Being Good at It": The Importance of Competence in the Literate Lives of Young Men" Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (2004)
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