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Alhabbash, Maha; Alsheikh, Negmeldin; Al Mohammedi, Najah – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
The purpose of this mixed-method study was two-fold. The first purpose was to investigate the role of using culturally-based materials on contributing to the advancement of oral communication of five EFL Arab college students through a six-week program. The second purpose was to explore the college students' views and experiences of using…
Descriptors: Affordances, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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Leroy, Caroline; Gerjets, Peter; Oestermeier, Uwe; Kammerer, Yvonne – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2021
This study examined the effect of the reading environment, i.e., documents presentation and possibility of text-highlighting, on readers' integrated understanding, as well as the interplay between the reading environment and overt reading processes (i.e., online integrative processes) in forming intertextual connections. University students (N…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Processes, College Students, Reader Text Relationship
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Ishak, Cita Nuary; Basthomi, Yazid; Widiati, Utami; Hidayati, Maria; Yannuar, Nurenzia – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2021
This study investigates the roles and functions of directives in academic texts mainly produced by Indonesian college students. Sixty-two (62) imperatives, 11 "it is + Adjective + to"-clauses, and 7 modals of obligation are searched for in academic texts taken from the Corpus of State University of Malang Indonesian Learners English…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Margolin, Sara J.; Brackins, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2021
Previous research has demonstrated that negated text (i.e., text that contains words such as "no," "not," or "never") presents considerable challenges to accurate reading comprehension. Furthermore, while metacomprehension judgements have indicated an awareness of this challenge on the readers' part, this insight has…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Psychological Patterns
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Davis, Cheron H.; Bush, Krystal – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study, rooted in the evaluation of a reading methods course, sought to determine the implications for preservice teachers (PSTs) who participated in literature circles that intentionally used multicultural literature to discuss social justice issues. Using an interpretative mixed-methods approach, we collected quantitative surveys and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Reading Instruction
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Culver, Tiffany; Hutchens, Scott – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
College graduates are entering the workforce with reading and critical thinking deficiencies. This study examined students' and instructors' perceptions of reading in the college classroom and the course grades associated with not reading an assigned textbook. Instructor tenure-status and discipline were also examined to determine differences in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Students, College Faculty, Reading Attitudes
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Meniado, Joel C. – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study examined the English extensive reading (ER) programs across the Arabian Gulf region. It investigated the ER models and approaches adopted by different higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region, their ER practices and activities, and the challenges they encountered in implementing their ER programs. Utilizing qualitative…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Attitudes, Reading Materials
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Sukmawan, Sony; Setyowati, Lestari; El-Sulukiyyah, Ana Ahsana – International Journal of Language Education, 2021
The use of authentic materials for language teaching is common. Yet, there is not much information about what type of instructional materials benefits learners. The purpose of the study is to find empirical evidence of whether non-fiction authentic materials are more superior that fiction authentic material. The researchers used an experimental…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Authentic Learning, Nonfiction
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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Lynn, Ethan M. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
Two groups of English as a second language students engaged in a fourteen-week repeated reading (RR) treatment: (1) a 3x group (n = 16), which engaged in three readings per session, and (2) a 5x group (n = 15), which engaged in five readings per session. Reading rate and background knowledge were measured at five points to assess the effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Individual Differences, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Akhrib, Mohammed; Nedjai, Fatma Zohra Mebtouche – Arab World English Journal, 2021
This study aims to investigate gender differences in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension, situational and perceived interest for gender-oriented passages. It also examines whether any gender variances in situational or perceived interest in those passages cause gender differences in EFL reading comprehension. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
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Mansoor, Asma; Bano, Muneera – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
We propose a decolonial pedagogy in the teaching of English Literature at the undergraduate level in postcolonial Pakistan. We argue that the English literary texts that are taught in conjunction with different supplementary materials retain a West-centric tilt that requires disbanding. Therefore, we administered carefully designed worksheets.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, English Literature, Second Language Learning
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Nanath, Krishnadas; Ajit Kumar, Shivani – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to test the effectiveness of communication platforms in conveying the importance of sustainability messages focusing on electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. While corporate communication has been explored well, this research explores the influence of communication medium on the shift in attitude and behavioural intention…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Reading Materials, Video Technology, Recycling
Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2021
While educators believe reading is an investment in learning and knowing, what many are not considering is what reading analytically means to civic life in the digital age when many of the old gatekeepers of traditional publishing are disappearing. As new voices have emerged, and there is an explosion of reading material, there is also less…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Content Area Reading, Reading Materials
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