ERIC Number: EJ521281
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Using Discipline-Based Texts to Boost College ESL Reading Instruction.
Kasper, Loretta F.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v39 n4 p298-306 Dec-Jan 1995-96
Finds that using discipline-based texts (in this case, psychology texts) in college English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) reading instruction increases ESL students' reading comprehension significantly, even if they are not psychology students. Suggests that such texts encourage students to construct schemata, increase metacognition of the reading process, and use efficient comprehension strategies. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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