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ERIC Number: ED421862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 24
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Learning Styles in Transition: A Study of Indonesian Students.
Lewis, Robert
This study investigated the learning styles and approaches of 320 Indonesian students of English as a Second Language either in a higher education institution or private language course. The sample was drawn from three diverse regions, the main biographical features distinguishing the groups being language/cultural, socioeconomic, and educational background. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, contrasts are drawn between students' identified approaches to learning English and their preferred approaches and styles. Results indicate that there was not one characteristic learning style attributable to the sample, but there were certain tendencies and significant variation across regions. It is concluded that given individual and group differences and variation in learning conditions, teachers should assess learners' styles and approaches, paying attention to students' socioeconomic background, previous education, and sociocultural orientation. Contains 15 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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