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ERIC Number: EJ1000720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
e-Reading: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Resiliency and Low Achievement among Disadvantaged Students in Europe
Kikis-Papadakis, Kathy; Kollias, Andreas
Educational Technology, v52 n2 p18-24 Mar-Apr 2012
The world of e-learning can produce inequalities in learning achievements or reproduce inequalities established through years of traditional teaching and learning. A good start to fight the barriers set by less privileged family backgrounds to student learning outcomes in e-learning is to study in what ways students who come from such backgrounds manage to have high performance (resilient students) as compared to those who do not. This article focuses on the study of these two groups based on an analysis of the PISA 2009 Electronic Reading Assessment (ERA) dataset for six European countries. The findings indicate that resilient students tend to be on average more confident in their ICT skills and to have more positive attitudes towards computers. In all countries studied, resilient students engage more often in e-reading than their low-achieving peers, they tend to read a wider variety of texts, they like reading more, and they are much more knowledgeable about effective metacognitive strategies having to do with reading and summarizing information. (Contains 24 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment