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ERIC Number: EJ790062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Reading Acquisition through Phonics Method in a Turkish Public Elementary School: A Case Study
Kotaman, Huseyin; Tekin, Ali Kemal; Tekin, Gokce
Reading Improvement, v44 n4 p199-206 Win 2007
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of phonics method on reading acquisition in a Turkish sample; to understand what elementary school teachers think and how they practice phonics emphasis method in educational settings and to inquire problems these teachers face with while implementing this new technique. The data were gathered through in-depth interviews from three first grade public elementary teachers in one elementary school and analyzed by using case study techniques. Implications were discussed and recommendations were made for future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey