ERIC Number: ED251793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Metacognitive Awareness and Monitoring in Adult and College Readers.
Rinehart, Steve D.; Platt, Jennifer M.
Forum for Reading, v15 n2 p54-62 Spr-Sum 1984
A literature review was undertaken to demonstrate how knowledge of one's cognitive processes, the orchestration of strategic effort, and the monitoring of one's cognitive activities can enhance reading performance. The findings indicate that while older readers exercise more awareness of their own learning processes and greater self-control or monitoring of performance, they may be deficient in other ways, such as in a lack of awareness of task and strategy variables. The review suggests that adult and college readers who show evidence of metacognitive deficiencies may be the most promising candidates for strategy training since they appear to be more aware of and capable of monitoring their mental processes while reading. (HOD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: "Forum for Reading" is the journal of the College Reading Improvement Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.