Boys on the Margin, Raising boys' achievement in literacy project 2003

Effective Teaching to Promote Boys’ Literacy Learning and Achievement at Key Stage Two was a research project in four inner London primary schools carried out by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. The project was prompted by the persistent underachievement of boys in primary school literacy (Ofsted 1993,1996, 2000 and 2003) and the need to address this in ways that are practical for, and supportive of, class teachers. The research aim was to find out whether a number of specific teaching approaches could improve the motivation and performance of boys who are underachieving in literacy. The teaching approaches promoted all involved oral and interactive approaches to literacy, and included using drama and communicating through ICT.