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Fareed, Muhammad; Sultan, Sheba R.; Shireen, Khadija – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2021
The quality of language produced is greatly influenced by the quality of language input. Reading is a major source of language and knowledge input. In Pakistan, two types of books written in the English language are available for the reader. The first type includes the books written and published in Pakistan and the second type is of the books…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The study investigated L2 learners' perceptions of narrow reading. Thirty-two students finished four sets of graded readers organized by the same author with the same genre and same title, or random texts. After finishing each set of three graded readers, the students answered an eight-item questionnaire and wrote their reading feedback. Linear…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Schucan Bird, K.; Pitman, Lesley – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
There is a growing impetus, from university students and administrations, to decolonise the curriculum and develop diverse reading lists. Yet, there is limited theoretical or empirical analysis of the authorship of current reading lists to justify this imperative. The present study developed and applied a method for auditing the authorship on…
Descriptors: Reading Lists, Cultural Pluralism, Authors, Science Education
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Kozak, Stephanie; Martin-Chang, Sandra – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Teachers who are knowledgeable about the basic structure of the English language incorporate this knowledge into their instruction. In this study, the authors explored a similar relation between knowledge of print exposure and planning for a grade 5 classroom. The personal reading experience (print exposure) of 106 preservice teachers was measured…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Kiely, Kristin – Hispania, 2018
Since the beginning of literary time, genre has been an issue for critics and scholars. Comics and graphic novels have stepped into the fray in recent decades causing even more confusion. This is even more evident in Spain where the publishers are foolhardy men and women simply out to make money and who are too deeply embedded in their bourgeois…
Descriptors: Spanish, Literary Genres, Cartoons, Novels
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Landrum, Nancy E.; Ohsowski, Brian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to identify the content in introductory business sustainability courses in the USA to determine the most frequently assigned reading material and its sustainability orientation. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 81 introductory sustainable business course syllabi reading lists were analyzed from 51 US colleges and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Business Administration Education, Introductory Courses, Reading Materials
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Johansen, Martin Blok – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
In recent years, literacy problematics and different concepts (Cooperative Learning, Learning Styles) have taken up much of the school's literature teaching. It has pushed discussions of the professional content into the background. This article takes up the content discussion for renewed debate, but now also with the aim of discussing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Twentieth Century Literature
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Dela Rosa, John Paul Obillos – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2017
The 21st century educational platform clamors for the affordance of learner autonomy and empowerment more than control and coercion. This study, therefore considers the reading preferences, motivations, issues, and other factors that govern the choice of literary texts from the perspectives of students towards designing a relevant literature…
Descriptors: Program Design, Age Groups, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Barbieri, Richard – Independent School, 2016
Imagine you were an independent school educator in the years just before World War II. When the first "Independent School Bulletin" arrived, almost simultaneously with the attack on Pearl Harbor, what books would have been on your shelves? Are there any books your children and grandchildren might be reading now? According to best-seller…
Descriptors: Educational History, Fiction, Nonfiction, Novels
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Kucirkova, Natalia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Since the early 2010s, there has been a proliferation of new platforms for children's stories (e.g. storybook apps or iBooks), but not necessarily greater diversity of story content or children's greater interest in reading. This article argues for a new approach to address the apparent paradox of a wider availability of children's literature…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Reading Interests, Story Reading
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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Between 1961 and 1984 the renowned New Zealand writer, Margaret Mahy, wrote over seventy-five pieces for the "School Journal" (a graded reading book provided free to New Zealand primary schools since its inception in 1907). It was a liberal humanist period in New Zealand education during which the 1940s' and 1950s' rolling reforms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Authors, Educational History
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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Mar, Raymond A.; Rain, Marina – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2015
Although reading is known to be an important contributor to language abilities, it is not yet well established whether different text genres are uniquely associated with verbal abilities. We examined how exposure to narrative fiction and expository nonfiction predict language ability among university students. Exposure was measured both with…
Descriptors: Fiction, Expository Writing, Verbal Ability, Predictor Variables
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Reid, Ian – English in Australia, 2013
A national survey of senior secondary English curriculum content has confirmed that contemporary literature predominates among set texts, being seen as an "essential" category for study because of its "relevance" in helping students "understand the world in which they live." Perhaps uncontentious -- depending on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
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Zarnowski, Myra; Turkel, Susan – Journal of Children's Literature, 2012
In the March/April issue of "The Horn Book Magazine," author and editor Marc Aronson wrote a lightening rod of an essay about nonfiction literature. In the article, he claimed that some "new" nonfiction is groundbreaking because it shows "new knowledge as it is taking shape" (2011, p. 57). He referred to authors of this new nonfiction as…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Grade 5, Rhetorical Invention, Inferences
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