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ERIC Number: EJ954704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Improving Literacy Outcomes for Years 5-8 Boys
Mercer, Kelly
Kairaranga, v12 n2 p52-58 2011
This paper reports on a small action research project carried out by a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in a small rural, full primary school in New Zealand. It focused on improving the literacy outcomes for Years 5-8 boys in the school by way of a boys'-only writing group. Results show that the boys'-only learning group had a positive impact on the students' engagement and motivation for learning and improved literacy outcomes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand