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ERIC Number: EJ1066597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
High Schools Students' Instructional Preferences When Reading Literary Works of Art
Raines, Angela Sykes; Brabham, Edna Greene; Aycock, Anna
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v7 n2 p97-116 Aug 2007
Despite the fact that students are an important component of the educational process, their preferences for instruction are not typically a consideration for classroom practices. The purpose of this survey study was to determine high school students' preferences for methods used in the instruction of literary works of art. Students expressed preferences for instructional methods that promoted either aesthetic or efferent stances as explained in Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory. In addition, this study explored students' reasons for preferences and examined correlations between gender, reading concepts, reading attitudes, and students' preferences for instructional methods. Students preferred the instructional method that promoted an aesthetic stance (60.72 %) which using a chi-square nonparametric test were statistically significant ?(superscript 2) (1, n = 84) = 3.857, p[underlined] = 0.05.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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