Search results for: Reading strategies
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of the explicit instruction the researcher provided 35 EFL majors enrolled in her 2014 course on “Research into reading processes”. The findings reveal that the subjects reported knowing very few strategies. However, in performing the task assigned at the end of the course the subjects used altogether 24 strategies. The findings indicated that the course had a significant effect on the subjects' strategic and pedagogical knowledge, their evolving conceptions of the reading process and of themselves as readers, and consequently on their self-efficacy and motivation to teach reading to their future students and to promote their learning.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016
Adolescents' Comprehension and Content Area Education Students' Perceptions: Benefits from One-on-One Tutoring
This research study analyzed the effectiveness of content-area education students tutoring adolescents and documented changes in the attitudes of the education students over time. The tutors tested the reading comprehension of both the 46 students they tutored and 47 students they did not. Results revealed that both the tutees and tutors gained from this experience. Tutors indicated that adolescents grew in their self-esteem and self-confidence due to the positive relationships that developed throughout the tutoring experience. Secondly, significant changes in the attitudes of the content area students toward implementing reading strategies were noted following the one-on-one tutoring experiences and instruction in the college literacy class.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2013
Set in the context of a teacher education program, this study examined how three White pre-service teachers participate in book club discussions of children’s literature. The analysis illustrates that the participants held two questions, what constitutes racism and what makes a person a White ally, without firm resolution in the form and function of their talk. Their discourses illustrate that racial literacy involves what teachers say and also a willingness to stand in the space of indeterminacy, which may create space for new social positions.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Reflective Practice in an Online Literacy Course: Lessons Learned from Attempts to Fuse Reading and Science Instruction
The researchers were interested in a prospective science teacher’s reflections on the feedback she received from the course instructors. Furthermore, the researchers were interested to examine how her struggle to make sense of an online content literacy course caused the researchers to reflect on several contradictory discourses in the online course that needed addressing before offering it in subsequent semesters. Implications derived from the study’s findings for literacy educators point to the value of collaborating with colleagues in schools of teacher education who have expertise in teaching their specific discipline’s content.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2011
The main goal of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' use of reading strategies in their own readings. In addition, pre-service teachers' use of these strategies in their future teaching practices was also investigated. The subjects for this study were 505 pre-service teachers enrolled in one of the major universities in Ankara. The results of the study revealed that pre-service teachers employed 28 out of 38 reading strategies most of the time.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This article reviews research on the achievement outcomes of reading programs for all elementary children, Grades K through 5, applying consistent methodological standards to the research. The scope of the review includes four types of approaches: reading curricula, instructional technology, instructional process programs, and combinations of curricula and instructional process. The review concludes that instructional process programs designed to change daily teaching practices have substantially greater research support than programs that focus on curriculum or technology alone.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
Situating Pre-service Reading Teachers as Tutors: Implications of Teacher Self-efficacy on Tutoring Elementary Students
This study examined the impact of high teacher efficacy on tutoring elementary students in reading. The research also examined whether high efficacy was correlated with reading strategy use. The Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) was adapted to create a reading-specific teacher efficacy scale. The findings suggest that pre-service teachers' efficacy did not affect their reading strategy use while tutoring elementary students.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2009
In this article, the authors argue that “disciplinary literacy” — advanced literacy instruction embedded within content-area classes such as math, science, and social studies — should be a focus of middle and secondary school settings.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2008