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Boys and girls as readers: what do the teachers think?

Mohd Asraf, Ratnawati and Abdullah, Hazlina (2017) Boys and girls as readers: what do the teachers think? Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8). pp. 7549-7552. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Abstract

This paper discusses one part of the findings of a study that was aimed at exploring Malaysian primary school boys' and girls' literacy achievement. In this part of the study, the perceptions of the Bahasa Malaysia teachers were sought as to whether the boys and girls had different attitudes toward reading. Data in this qualitative study were gathered from focus group interviews with Malaysia teachers, as well as from the teachers' reflections or journal entries that documented their personal perceptions, ways of dealing with students, and their suggestions on teaching boys and girls. The findings suggest that the teachers were generally aware of the difference in the attitudes of boys and girls toward reading, but do not employ specific teaching strategies to address the issue.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8021/62355
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender differences; Primary school readers; Reading; Reading attitudes; Teachers’ perceptions
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Language & Literacy
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 15:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62355

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