SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Abstract

The term “gendered literacy” is appearing with increasing frequency in both the education and library and information science literatures but has not yet been fully defined. This poster treats the concept of gendered literacy within Western cultures and discusses the importance of children's literacy in a rapidly changing reading and information environment, especially in light of the apparent gender gap in reading favoring girls. The poster also presents a cohesive literature-based model for gendered literacy. Although previous research has addressed gendered literacy from a variety of perspectives, it has not yet provided an integrated conceptual model.