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English literacy among Malaysian first graders: boys' achievement relative to girls

Mohd. Asraf, Ratnawati and Abdullah, Hazlina (2016) English literacy among Malaysian first graders: boys' achievement relative to girls. Asian EFL Journal, 18 (2). pp. 252-262. ISSN 1738-1460

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In the past few decades, data from numerous countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia show that many boys are not performing well on a range of educational achievement measures such as literacy, and that the gap between boys' and girls' performance has increased over time. This paper discusses the results of a study that sought to determine the English literacy performance of Malaysian first graders in English. Using one of the states in the country as a case study, English literacy performance data on approximately 85,000 students from grade 1 were obtained. Teachers’ views were also sought through focus group interviews and journal entries. The results show that girls outperformed boys on all English literacy constructs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 792/53393
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boys’ underperformance, literacy, English literacy, English literacy performance, reading.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dean RMC dean rmc
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53393

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