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.

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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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ID Code: 41667
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: boys, literacy, cultural capital
ISSN: 1038-1562
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: 15 May 2011 21:28
Last Modified: 16 May 2011 20:01

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