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ERIC Number: EJ1134758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
Student Attitudes toward Reading: A Case Study
Seitz, Lindsey
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v3 n2 p30-44 2010
Over the last 15 years, researchers have become increasingly interested in children's motivation to read. Because reading is an exigent activity that often involves choice, motivation is crucial to reading engagement. The purpose of this case study was to investigate student attitudes toward reading at summer reading clinic through an urban teaching college in upstate New York. It was hypothesized that student attitudes would improve during their literacy clinic attendance because students received dynamic support from reading specialist candidates. Student attitudes were assessed through classroom observations and informal interviews. Findings indicated that reading specialist candidates' consistent involvement in the learning process was crucial for student success. Furthermore, student attitudes toward reading were found to be multidimensional and challenging to assess.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Elementary Reading Attitude Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A