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ERIC Number: EJ986951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Online Activities of Urban Malaysian Adolescents: Report of a Pilot Study
Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim
Literacy, v46 n1 p33-39 Apr 2012
The literacy practices of many communities today show new ways of meaning making in the contemporary, technological and digital culture. A number of Malaysian adolescents belong to this culture. This pilot study reports the preliminary findings of a larger study aimed at describing the online activities of Malaysian adolescents. Fifty-four participants from an urban secondary school in Penang took part in this study. One finding showed that the percentages of language use on the Internet were: 80.6 per cent in English, 10.6 per cent in Bahasa Malaysia and 8.8 per cent in Chinese. In addition, the study also revealed some common websites that these adolescents frequented. The findings point to the need to investigate the extent of these online literacy practices beyond school among the adolescent population in Malaysia and to look into the implications for ESL education. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia