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MS in Special Education




The present research focused on the ways in which boys learning differently and why it is that boys are falling behind in school and how learning styles exhibited by classroom teachers impact the boys' motivation and overall learning performance in the classroom. The literature also focused on the different types of motivation that are exhibited by individuals. The purpose of this paper was to determine if teachers learning styles played a significant role on boys reading performance. The findings of this research showed no correlation between teachers' preferred learning style and boys overall reading motivation. However, teachers can use this research paper to give them a better understanding of the boys in their classrooms and why it is they exhibit the behaviors that are deemed undesirable int eh classroom.

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