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ERIC Number: EJ902921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Female Juvenile Delinquents' Reactions to a Reading Program: A Mixed Methods Study
Sanger, Dixie; Ritzman, Mitzi; Schaefer, Lauren; Belau, Don
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v32 n1 p26-37 Nov 2010
Older students who struggle with reading are more motivated to participate in instructional intervention if they are interested in the program. This mixed methods study examined opinions and reactions of 41 female juvenile delinquents on a 1-hour demonstration of the START-IN (STudents Are Responding To INtervention) reading program. Following a demonstration of the 16 reading tasks, participants ranging in age from 13 to 18 years responded to four multiple-choice and one open-ended item. Quantitative and qualitative findings revealed that one half or more of the participants reacted favorably to the level of difficulty, age appropriateness, importance of information, and future participants' willingness to participate on tasks. Three themes, including their opinions of the task and reading, their prediction of how future participants would respond to implementation, and information pertaining to metacognition, emerged from 308 comments to open-ended items. Intervention implications were also considered. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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