ERIC Number: EJ1123988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Strategies and Shoes: Can We Ever Have Enough? Teaching and Using Reading Comprehension Strategies in General and Vocational Programmes
Brevik, Lisbeth M.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v61 n1 p76-94 2017
This qualitative study examines a reading comprehension strategy use in English as a second language in upper-secondary schools one year after teachers participated in a professional development course. The data comprises observations, teacher narratives, and student interviews. A key finding is that the teachers used a repertoire of strategies from the course, suggesting an impact of the course. A second finding was a clear difference between how students in general and vocational programmes used the strategies taught: the vocational students used them in ways that indicated their relevance to them as learners, while the students in general programmes did not. The findings also suggest how and why students employ strategies. The article discusses implications for strategy instruction and how to enhance the reading proficiency of adolescent readers.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Faculty Development, Followup Studies, Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Interviews, General Education, Vocational Education, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Use Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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