ERIC Number: ED181430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Studies of the Bicultural Reader: Implications for Teachers and Librarians. Reading Education Report No. 12.
Joag-dev, Chitra; Steffensen, Margaret S.
The research studies reviewed in this report show that bicultural readers comprehend and remember materials that deal with their own culture better than materials that deal with an unfamiliar culture. Studies indicating that culturally specific story structures affect reading comprehension are also described. A number of reasons given for not using culturally-relevant materials for readers from a foreign or minority culture are also considered. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.