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ERIC Number: EJ1024477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
An Exploration of Textbook Reading Behaviors
Juban, Rusty L.; Lopez, TarĂ¡ Burnthorne
Journal of Education for Business, v88 n6 p325-331 2013
Using data from student surveys, the authors investigated reading behaviors and attitudes regarding the perceived usefulness of an assigned text and supplemental materials. The findings suggest that even when students are satisfied with the text, they are not likely to read the text as often as suggested, nor are they likely to use the supplemental materials (i.e., break out boxes, cases, and exercises) made available to them. Students do, however, demonstrate a preference toward PowerPoint slides over textbooks for class information. The authors propose several explanations for these behaviors, including the proliferation of information technology and new teaching pedagogies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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