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Does the Gender of the Teacher Matter in the Teaching of Reading Literacy? Teacher Gender and Pupil Attainment in Reading Literacy in Hong Kong.
Abstract A study of 148 primary school teachers and 4867 Grade 4 pupils in Hong Kong found no support for the proposal that boys learn to read better when taught by men teachers. In fact, it wasExpand
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English-Speaking Foreign Domestic Helpers and Students' English Reading Attainment in Hong Kong
The English reading comprehension ability of 4,352 Grade 4 Hong Kong students was tested. The students' parents completed questionnaires about home factors, including monthly income, languageExpand
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Do reading practices make a difference? Evidence from PIRLS data for Hong Kong and Taiwan primary school Grade 4 students
This study examined the influence of classroom pedagogic reading practices and out-of-school practices in explaining why the reading attainment of Hong Kong Grade 4 students was superior to that ofExpand
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Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2006 (PIRLS): pedagogical correlates of fourth-grade students in Hong Kong
Reading literacy of fourth-grade students in Hong Kong showed a remarkable improvement from 2001 to 2006 as shown by international PIRLS studies. This study identified various aspects of the teacherExpand
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Learning to Read
Being literate is fundamental for learning most school subjects. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) conducts a regular cycle of studies of children'sExpand
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The impact of blogging on Hong Kong primary school students' bilingual reading literacy
This study looked at the types of blog consulted by 1,298 Primary 4 students in Hong Kong and whether such consultation influenced performance on standardised tests of Chinese and English readingExpand
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Designing for Integration in Initial Teacher Education Curricula: The Hong Kong Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Discussions of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs have indicated prevailing concerns regarding the linking of theory and practice with ongoing student criticisms that the theoretical, academicExpand
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An International Reading Literacy Study: Factor Structure of the Chinese Version of the Student Questionnaire (PIRLS-SQCV 2011)
The student questionnaire (PIRLS-SQ 2011) of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) was designed to gather information from pupils on reading literacy development as to aspectsExpand
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Test takers’ strategy use and L2 Chinese reading test performance in mainland China: A structural equation approach
Abstract This study investigates the relationships between test takers’ cognitive, metacognitive and affective strategy use and their Chinese reading test performance. A total of 552 test takers whoExpand
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Attitudes and Attainment
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