Three little boys and their literacy trajectories
Comber, Barbara (2004) Three little boys and their literacy trajectories. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 27(2), pp. 114-127.
There has been escalating concern about the comparative literacy standards of boys and girls in Australia for some time now. Benchmark testing reveals that girls outperform boys in standardised forms of literacy, with more fine-grained analyses of the results indicating that it is particular groups of boys who are not doing well on these tests. This paper considers this issue, and makes several observations about students, literacy and literacy development and educational futures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||boys, literacy, cultural capital|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Australian Literacy Educators' Association|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2011 07:28|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2011 06:01|
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