ERIC Number: ED296578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research in Reading in a Second Language: Discussion Paper. Revised.
Cohen, Andrew D.
Four papers on reading in a second language are reviewed and discussed. They include a study of assessment and the difficulties inherent in the measurement of a construct as complex as reading comprehension. The other three deal with variables facilitating comprehension in reading. One supports an interactive model of reading rather than a skills-based model for promoting reading success. Another suggests that texts providing better contextual and linguistic clues would stimulate better comprehension and recall, and the third proposes training in topical structure analysis as a means for improving comprehension. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (22nd, Chicago, IL, March 8-13, 1988).