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"I Just Like Being Good at It": The Importance of Competence in the Literate Lives of Young Men
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
  • Michael Smith
  • Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2004
Abstract
Data 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 Information
Michael 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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_wilhelm/23/