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Locher, Franziska Maria; Becker, Sarah; Schiefer, Irene; Pfost, Maximilian – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2021
Reading self-concept is an important predictor of reading comprehension and vice versa. However, the mechanisms that are at work in this relation have yet to be identified. In line with the self-enhancement approach, we propose that in the reading domain, amount of reading, book choice (text difficulty and book length), and intrinsic reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Self Concept, Correlation, Predictor Variables
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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete, Ed.; Larsen, Sanne, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2020
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUROCALL society succeeded in holding the 28th EUROCALL conference, EUROCALL2020, on 20-21 August as an online, two-day gathering. The transition process required to make this happen was demanding and insightful for everyone involved, and, in many ways, a logical consequence of the core content and purpose of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing
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Paul, Johanna; Stadtler, Marc; Bromme, Rainer – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
Due to the increasing educational use of the Internet, children in elementary school need to critically evaluate source information to judge the trustworthiness of information. Studies with adult readers show that sourcing prompts and mutually exclusive claims in reading materials promote the use of source information. However, little is known…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Foreign Countries
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Nonte, Sonja; Hartwich, Lea; Willems, Ariane S. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2018
Background: Numerous studies have investigated the relationships between various student, home and contextual factors and reading achievement. However, the relationship between such factors and reading attitudes has been investigated far less, despite the fact that theoretical frameworks of large-scale assessments and school effectiveness research…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models
Lafontaine, Dominique; Dupont, Virginie; Schillings, Patricia – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences
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Heinze, Carsten; Straube-Heinze, Kristin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article pursues the question of what the significance was of the discursive construction of heroism for the National Socialist indoctrination of children in the context of communication processes at school. In particular, it is about ideological-educational intentions pursued in the context of teaching early readers as well as about topical…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational History, Ideology, Reading Materials
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Stoeger, Heidrun; Sontag, Christine; Ziegler, Albert – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
We examined the impact of a teacher-led intervention, implemented during regular classroom instruction and homework, on fourth-grade students' preference for self-regulated learning, finding main ideas in expository texts, and reading comprehension. In our quasi-experimental study with intact classrooms, (a) students (n = 266, 12 classrooms) who…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Preferences
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Nagler, Telse; Lonnemann, Jan; Linkersdörfer, Janosch; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Lindberg, Sven – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
The "acceleration phenomenon" (AP) is defined by improvements in reading speed and reading comprehension, induced by an artificial text fading procedure corresponding to the previously determined fastest individual reading rate. Recent results, however, indicated that fading that is slower than the self-paced reading rate can produce…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Scharrer, Lisa; Britt, M. Anne; Stadtler, Marc; Bromme, Rainer – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Well-educated laypeople tend to rely on their own ability to evaluate scientific claims when they obtain information from texts with high comprehensibility. The present study investigated whether controversial content reduces this facilitating effect of high text comprehensibility on readers' self-reliance and whether the influence of…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Readability, Medicine, Reading Materials
Tomo, Rieko – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine the ways how to solve the conflicts between parents and children by statistical analyses displayed in Japanese, French, and German school texts published in 2000. The results were as follows: (1) Japanese parents and children acting in those texts have much more compromising tendency to avoid conflicts than…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Conflict Resolution, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Durrwachter, Ute; Sokolov, Alexander N.; Reinhard, Jens; Klosinski, Gunther; Trauzettel-Klosinski, Susanne – Annals of Dyslexia, 2010
We combined independently the word length and word frequency to examine if the difficulty of reading material affects eye movements in readers of German, which has high orthographic regularity, comparing the outcome with previous findings available in other languages. Sixteen carefully selected German-speaking dyslexic children (mean age, 9.5…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Dyslexia, Children, Word Frequency
Feitelson, Dina – 1988
Creating a link between current research findings and classroom practice, this book analyzes, compares, and critiques prevalent classroom strategies in beginning reading instruction in light of expertise available in other countries. The book begins with a section on "Points of Departure," consisting of three chapters:…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design
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Danks, Carol – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that most history textbooks contain little information on the Holocaust. Asserts that short stories and poetry should be added to the nonfiction accounts to provide unique insights for students. Provides teaching suggestions and recommends two short stories and poetry selections on the topic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Feinberg, Stephen – Social Education, 1995
Presents an annotated bibliography of 18 recommended publications on the Holocaust. Categorizes the publications into key historical works and teaching resources. Includes some lesson plan collections. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Anti Semitism, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kersell, Nancy D. – Interdisciplinary Humanities, 1995
Maintains that, although many educators and students know about the Holocaust as a moral and historical catastrophe, the expanding canon of Holocaust literature also merits study. Asserts that a course devoted to the Holocaust and its depiction in literature represents another way of integrating studies within the humanities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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