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Peacock, Alan; Weedon, Helen – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Details a study of students' text usage that used observations and interviews. Concludes that retrieval strategies are not transferred to learning from texts during science lessons. (Contains 41 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Myszor, Frank – 1992
This study investigated how 9 readers, aged 13-14 years, made sense of prose fiction, specifically short stories in the British school system. Subjects wrote down their impressions of selected texts in the text margins, followed by student-led individual or group discussions that were audio-recorded. Findings revealed Past-Oriented Predictions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reader Response, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials
Altick, Richard D. – 1998
"The English Common Reader" was the first comprehensive and systematic exploration of how the ordinary Englishman became a reader. A social history as well as a history of the English reading public, the book has become a classic. This updated edition has a new preface and an extensive new bibliography. The book is divided into two broad…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
Galbraith, Gretchen R. – 1997
The Victorian and Edwardian British cared deeply about what their children were reading. While some feared that unsuitable literature would ruin both the children of the nation and the nation itself, many viewed the power of reading as a key to boundless imaginative and intellectual opportunities. This book examines the role of child literacy in…
Descriptors: Books, Children, Childrens Literature, Cultural Context
Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England). – 1983
Four additional readers have been written for use in the Science in Society general studies project. Three of the readers discuss the applications and importance of engineering in the world. They include: Engineering 1 (Reader M), which discusses such topics as the role of engineering in society, structural design and engineering, the engineering…
Descriptors: Coal, College Science, Disarmament, Energy
Chapman, L. John – 1982
A longitudinal survey that was part of a larger British research project on the perception of textual cohesion has yielded some insights into the reading problems of students on both sides of the primary/secondary school line. Subjects were 1,355 children, ages 8, 10, and 13. Two booklets for junior school and two for secondary school students…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Cohesion (Written Composition), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Dixon, John; Stratta, Leslie – 1987
As a response to the artificiality of the traditional reading comprehension test, this booklet provides alternative means of testing that are within the guidelines of the British National Criteria. Ideas for testing informative, persuasive, autobiographical, and literary materials are presented in the booklet--carefully chosen to provide material…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Letters (Correspondence), Literature
Neumann, Henry – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1918
The best expression of a people's ideals is to be found in their literature, and there is no better or more effective means of disseminating these ideals among the masses of the people than through the right use of the best of the literature in the schools and elsewhere. The great struggle in which the United States is now engaged for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Educational History, Political Socialization
Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England). – 1981
Twelve readers have been written for use in a course developed by the Science in Society Project. Each reader (corresponding to a specific unit in the course) contains a number of short articles contributed by prominent figures in industry, the professions, the academic world, and in politics. Detailed suggestions on how to take advantage of the…
Descriptors: College Science, Energy, Environmental Education, Food
Zimet, Sara Goodman – 1977
To draw the attention of teachers to the many kinds of bias that can be found in print, the 10 chapters of this monograph review a number of studies of ways in which biased texts may affect children's attainments as well as their attitudes. The chapters that comprise Parts One and Two center on the more specific issues that relate to the influence…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Comics (Publications)
Bligh, Donald – 1971
Two papers on teaching methods are presented. The first concerns an experiment that tested the relative effectiveness of three teaching methods: an uninterrupted lecture, a tape-recording, and reading a prescribed text. The three-way research design used the three teaching methods, three groups of six student teachers of physical medicine between…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
Goodacre, Elizabeth J. – 1973
This booklet reviews reading research that was reported in Great Britain during 1973. The introductory pages highlight research in reading standards and tests, dyslexia and specific reading difficulties, remedial reading instruction, reading and its relation to language, reading materials, and reading interests. Annotated bibliographies list…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, Publications, Reading
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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Galda, Lee – Reading Teacher, 1992
Reviews 45 old and new children's books from Great Britain. (PRA)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Goodacre, Elizabeth – Reading, 1984
Reviews studies dealing with dyslexia, reading development, and reading materials and interests. (DF)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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