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ERIC Number: EJ1089206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
"How Much Can One Book Do?": Exploring Perceptions of a Common Book Program for First-Year University Students
Ferguson, Kristen; Brown, Natalya; Piper, Linda
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v44 n2 p164-199 2014
This article reports on student surveys and faculty interviews with regard to a university pilot project of a common book program for first-year students. We found that a minority of students read the book and the book was integrated into only some faculty members' courses. First-year students varied in their perceptions of the impact the project had on selected literacy skills, with small to moderate gains reported. In addition, the program did not create a sense of community for students or faculty members. Some students and all faculty members believed the program had the potential to have a greater impact on students' university-level skills and to create a sense of community in future years. Practical implications for common book programs and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; New York
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