Ng, C., Bartlett, B. J, Wyatt-Smith, C. M & Wyvill, J. (2012). Engaged and disengaged Year 5 readers in low SES Australian schools :differences in personal cognitions, perceived classroom and family reading practices. 36-41. Canada: 2012 Canada International Conference on Education (CICE).
This paper reported the finding of an interview study involving 45 Year 5 students from schools situated in low SES suburbs in Queensland, Australia. Two groups of readers were included: Engaged and disengaged readers. The interview findings showed important differences between these two groups of readers and warned us the danger of taking disadvantaged students as a generic group.
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