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ERIC Number: EJ745944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Promoting Reading amidst Repeated Failure: Meeting the Challenges
Warrican, S. Joel
High School Journal, v90 n1 p33-43 Oct-Nov 2006
This article reports a project undertaken in a Caribbean high school among 17 students in a low stream Year 3 class of reluctant readers (mostly boys) who had been experiencing repeated failure. The project, aimed at promoting leisure reading among the adolescents, ran for 16 weeks. During this period, reading materials--mostly those in which the students expressed an interest--were placed in the class, and 45 minutes were allotted once per week for activities that promote leisure reading. While there were no dramatic changes in the adolescents' reading habits, the project provided insights into factors that have an impact on students' leisure reading behaviour. Practical guidelines that can help in meeting these challenges faced by such students are offered. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A