ERIC Number: EJ1020363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
A Case Study of Reading Instruction in a Philippine Classroom
Protacio, Maria Selena; Sarroub, Loukia K.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v33 n3 p338-349 2013
In this article, we describe the reading practices in a public and high-achieving 6th grade English classroom in the Philippines. By utilizing a four resources model, we discuss the different roles that students assume in this classroom. Students in this class are mainly code breakers and text users and have limited opportunities to assume the other two roles of the four resources model. This case study provides a different view of reading, specifically a view of a culture of reading wherein higher status is given to oral reading performance rather than comprehension. We describe the way a high-achieving 6th grade Philippine classroom perceives reading. Through this article, we would like to contribute to the research literature on Philippine education and increase our knowledge of reading practices as they are conceived and practised in this particular classroom.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Grade 6, Student Role, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Oral Reading, Reading Comprehension, High Achievement, Student Attitudes, Ethnocentrism, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 6; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines