ERIC Number: ED392242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Reading in French-GCSE to A Level.
This paper reports on the reading habits of a group of students who moved from GCSE French to A Level French in the British school system; they were the second intake of A Level students with a GCSE background. Data was gathered using questionnaires and group interviews at three points during the students learning. Eleven students participated in the group discussions. Findings suggest that students need a wide variety of text types during the very early stages of A-Level course, with a staged progression in text length, and that reading skills strategies should be covered early in the A-Level course. Readers were preferred by the students over snippets and full-length books. Overall findings indicate a need for extensive reading over intensive, select text study and increased early emphasis on the learning of reading skills. (Contains 14 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: In: Perspectives on Reading. CLE Working Papers 2. For complete volume, see FL 023 547. Research was part of Master's dissertation at Southampton University, England.