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ERIC Number: ED147781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
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Reading Ecology and Instructional Strategies for International Students.
Whittaker, Jeweleane Wilma
This study asserts that international university students need a reading program which stresses (1) the student's understanding of and adaptation to the political, social, and economic forces of the United States and (2) the development of communication skills in standard American English. In developing a program of competency-based instruction and group seminars for students from 48 countries attending Texas Southern University, the researchers propose two objectives: to measure, through objective tests, the extent to which knowledge about language can assist in raising the level of reading comprehension; and to develop learning materials and teaching techniques which show the interaction of language and thought and which illustrate the use of language in comprehension and decoding. Eight competency-based instructional modules are described, and several recommendations for their use with international students are included. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977) ; Best copy available