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ERIC Number: ED456444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Language, Literacy and Participation Rights: Factors Influencing the Educational Outcomes of Boys.
Nyland, Berenice
This paper addresses concerns about boys and literacy in Australia. The paper notes that boys appear to be behind girls on most measures, and there are also differences between social and cultural groups--therefore, boys in high socio-economic groups outperform girls from industrial and some rural areas. It notes that girls from each area outperform the boys. The paper explains that such a pattern leaves boys, especially boys from the Aboriginal population, most at risk in Australian educational institutions while showing patterns of inequity across the whole system. The paper discusses issues of equity and difference in educational outcomes using examples like inappropriate assessment measures to suggest how boys may be discriminated against in the context. It argues for participation rights in relation to linguistic and cultural representation within the school institution; such representation has a potential to have a transformative effect on schools at the social level. (Contains 24 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia