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ERIC Number: EJ908522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Reading, Writing and Digitizing: A Meta-Analysis of Reading Research
Horning, Alice
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v10 n2 p243-270 Sep 2010
Recent research on reading comes from a variety of different kinds of studies all of which report the same bleak picture of college students' and adults' reading abilities. Researchers, theorists and faculty members can benefit from this detailed review of the various types of studies. These include large scale direct tests of reading ability in the United States and elsewhere around the world, direct tests and surveys of college students in the United States, as well as surveys of the population at large, self-report data, and a range of other approaches that have been used. The findings show that students and adults do not read as well as they could or should, and suggest that intensive and extensive work on reading can be useful for both students and adults. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bermuda; Canada; Italy; Mexico; Norway; Switzerland; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey; National Assessment of Adult Literacy