Negative Gender Stereotypes in the Classroom Are Hurting Boys’ Reading Skills: Study

Global Citizen, 28th February 2020

Negative gender stereotypes are harming boys’ reading skills, according to a new study released on Wednesday. 

Published in the journal Child Development, the study might be the first to ever investigate how students’ stereotypical assumptions about boys’ reading skills affect students’ reading outcomes. Teachers and parents perpetuate these negative gender stereotypes in the classroom, the study, entitled “Do Girls Read Better Than Boys? If So, Gender Stereotypes May Be to Blame,” said.