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Noting that the achievements of boys have been the subject of growing concern in England for a number of years, this booklet indicates some ways to improve the achievement of boys in literacy. The booklet focuses on work in secondary schools and is based on visits to 14 mixed secondary schools in urban, suburban, and rural areas. It begins with a preface, acknowledgements, introduction, main findings, and setting the context. The three main sections deal with whole school initiatives, and with the policies and practices of special needs and English departments. The booklet concludes that, while there is no "magic bullet," the schools surveyed took clear measures to address a problem and they made a difference. Contains eight brief case studies and 16 references; appendixes contain a list of participating schools, and discussion of DARTS (Directed Activity Related to Text) and writing frames, "pyramid" projects, and the school library. (RS)

Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English Departments, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Males, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Writing Improvement

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