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ERIC Number: EJ810513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
"I Don't Teach Reading": Critical Reading Instruction in Composition Courses
Bosley, Lisa
Literacy Research and Instruction, v47 n4 p285-308 2008
Recent studies indicate that many entering freshmen are not prepared for the demands of college reading, yet most higher education institutions do not require stand alone reading courses. Although critical reading is an often-cited objective of some college composition courses, little research exists that describes how composition instructors teach critical reading strategies. This study examined ways that critical reading is taught in freshman composition courses at one university by generating data from teacher interviews and document analysis. The data suggests that reading pedagogy varies widely among composition instructors and that critical reading was generally not taught explicitly by participants in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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