ERIC Number: ED188142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Instruction in Student-Generated Questioning Techniques.
French, Joyce N.; Rhoder, Carol
To meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged college freshmen, a developmental reading program that emphasized student-generated questioning techniques was implemented at Manhattanville College (New York). The program was intended to help students comprehend and recall information from different subject areas and to organize complex topics into manageable units. The three major components of the instruction were: varying the rate of reading in relation to a purpose; generating questions; and predicting information, categories of information, and possible answers to the questions. The program used both teacher-supplied, commercially produced materials and student-supplied material from the content areas. Fourteen students participated in the initial course. Evaluation was done through both informal observations and formal testing, including a pretest and a posttest. The findings showed that the program offered was better than no reading program at all, but that it was not necessarily better than other possible programs. However, the high level of students' enthusiasm for applying the strategies to their regular class work was encouraging. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium of the New York State Learning Skills Association (3rd, Rochester, NY, April 20-22, 1980).