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Teachers’ views of boys and girls as readers in the English language

Mohd Asraf, Ratnawati and Abdullah, Hazlina (2018) Teachers’ views of boys and girls as readers in the English language. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (4). pp. 2235-2238. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Abstract

Research has increasingly investigated the role of attitudes toward reading and language learning, and how it might be different in boys and girls. This paper reports on an investigation of Malaysian elementary school students’ attitudes toward reading in the English language as perceived by their teachers. In-depth information of teachers’ personal practices in teaching reading to the students, their ways of dealing with them, and their suggestions on the teaching of boys and girls were obtained through focus group interviews as well as journal entries. As manifested in the results of the interviews, the teachers felt that among the students that they taught, the boys and girls had different attitudes toward reading and that the girls generally did better than boys in the English class. However, the teachers also felt that boys from good classes seemed to have more positive attitudes toward reading in English.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8021/68842
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading attitudes; Gender difference; Teachers’ perceptions; English language.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1555 Elementary or public school education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 03:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68842

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