ERIC Number: ED147795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation into Reading-for-Learning Problems: The Development of Two Awareness-Raising Tools.
Augstein E. Sheila
High school and college students often are handicapped by their lack of or misuse of reading skills when using textual materials as learning resources. This paper describes the development of two investigative procedures that help individuals to identify, systematize, and overcome their reading problems. One procedure consists of intensive group interviews for eliciting reading difficulties. Twelve major categories of reading-for-learning problems are identified and mapped onto a model of the reading process to produce a "taxonomy of reading problems." The other procedure is an individualized approach that uses "biographical narrative" to elicit personal awareness of reading-for-learning problems. These two tools offer different approaches to heighten individual awareness of individual reading difficulties and to develop reading competency: the group interview and taxonomy serve as external referents, showing the student what problems to look for, while the "biographical narrative" provides direct evidence that particular reading problems exist. The first part of the paper presents the findings of the group interviews and shows how the taxonomy was constructed, and the second part of the paper presents an example of "biographical narrative." (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brunel Univ., Uxbridge (England). Centre for the Study of Human Learning.
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