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Chong, Su Li – Literacy, 2016
This paper re-considers the concept of aliteracy by arguing that it is less about not reading than it is about choice, agency and context. By analysing findings from a study that examined undergraduates' reading experiences in a Malaysian university, this paper explores the complexities around how the undergraduates grappled with conflicting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Material Selection, Phenomenology, Reading Attitudes
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Tan, Jennifer – Literacy, 2015
This paper presents an ethnographic study of the out of school literacy practices of children living in residential care in Malaysia. Although residential homes generate much publicity, especially during the festive seasons, not much is known about the children living within the confines of these homes. Even more lacking is research on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Literacy, Residential Care
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Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim – Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescent Attitudes