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ERIC Number: EJ496070
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
Priority of Reading Instruction Revisited: Evidence from a Regression Analysis of Adult ESL Learners' Reading Ability.
Fang, Zhihui
Reading Horizons, v35 n2 p151-60 1994
Investigates whether reading instruction for adult English-as-a-Second-Language students should focus on fostering linguistic ability or on increasing background knowledge. Demonstrates that both linguistic knowledge and prior knowledge contribute significantly to reading comprehension. Argues that an integrative approach to reading instruction is necessary to provide learners with cultural information and to foster their linguistic competence. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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