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Bana, Arny – Journal of English Teaching, 2020
The internet ubiquity in education has flooded the teaching and learning process with digital tools and drastically changed many aspects of academic life, including students' reading habits. This study aimed at exploring students' perceptions of using the internet to develop reading habits. The study employed the qualitative descriptive method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Internet, College Students
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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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Arshad, Muhammad; Ullah, Muhammad I.; Mehmood, Muhammad U.; Arshad, Muhammad R.; Khan, Muhammad F. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Reading is considered as essential to develop the personality of human being. However, reading habits of human being especially young generation is at decline due to initiation of modern digital technologies like mobile phones, social networking on internet along with other ways of different entertainment. The study was conducted to assess the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Reading Habits, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Watkins, Naomi M.; Liang, Lauren Aimonette – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article discusses the various labels and definitions given for texts used for informational reading and writing and the confusion caused by the inconsistency of terms. An EBSCO search on articles published from 2006 to 2011 in the three largest literacy-related professional organizations' journals produced a total of 59 articles.…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Reading Materials, Literacy
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Graves, Stephanie; Young, Loretha; Cousin, Carolyn – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: Cancer is a disease that is perceived negatively, especially in the African American community. Cultural attitudes, beliefs, and the lack of relevant health information all play a role in the extent of the negative perceptions of this multifaceted disease. Purpose: To conduct a qualitative assessment of the perceptions of cancer of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, African Americans, Cancer, Focus Groups
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Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – English in Texas, 2013
This paper discusses my experiences taking a semester's worth of undergraduate courses in order to determine the literacy task demands placed on students in the classroom. It has been well documented that students struggle with literacy tasks when they enter college. My experiences indicated that part of this struggle might be because reading…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Homework
Manderino, Michael L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Building on previous studies of multiple text reading in history, this study aimed to contribute to that body of work by focusing on non-traditional multimodal sources. In an age of rapidly increasing access to and use of multimodal sources and a demand for reading and comprehending increasingly complex and specialized texts, it appeared there was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Mixed Methods Research, Learning Modalities, Persuasive Discourse
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Luk, Alice; Aslani, Parisa – Health Education & Behavior, 2011
This study aims to identify and review tools used to evaluate consumer-oriented written medicine (WMI) and health (WHI) information from a document and user perspective. Articles that met the following inclusion criteria were reviewed: studies evaluating readability, presentation, suitability, quality of WMI/WHI. A total of 152 articles were…
Descriptors: Readability, Medicine, Content Validity, Literacy
Powell, Karen; Edelson, Vaughn; O'Leary, James; Christianson, Carol; Henrich, Vincent – American Journal of Health Education, 2011
The "Does It Run In The Family?" booklets provide educational materials about family health history (FHH) and basic genetics to readers of all levels and are customizable for local communities. Purpose: The booklets were customized and provided to focus groups to evaluate their usefulness in conveying health information at a low reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Health Education, Community Education
Peterson, Glenn; McGlinn, Sharon Hilts – Computers in Libraries, 2008
In the spring of 2006, Hennepin County Library (HCL) in Minneapolis set out to create a compelling new reader's advisory website. Inspired by Web 2.0 principles, the library wanted to engage users as active participants, to integrate resources in ways that made sense to them, and to blend staff- and patron-contributed content to create an…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Books, Public Libraries, Internet
Danielson, Kathy Everts; Lickteig, Mary J. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003
Discusses the benefits of using informative trade children's books in elementary science instruction. Presents an annotated bibliography of 15 trade books that have special features that should complement any active science curriculum. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources, Elementary Education
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Marquis, Solina Kasten – Public Libraries, 2003
Describes factors that have hindered Spanish-language collection development and suggests strategies and tools that can help the non-Spanish-speaking librarian select and acquire Spanish-language monographs, periodicals, and audiovisual media for adult and youth audiences. Provides lists of selected resources for Spanish-language and Latino book…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Books, Information Services, Information Sources
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Tilke, Anthony – International Schools Journal, 2002
Argues that school library policy should include support and encouragement of reading as a life-long activity. Describes a number of recent reader-development initiatives, some of which include activities involving World Book Day, sponsored by UNESCO, and the 'shadowing' schemes of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal awards. (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Colleges, Information Sources, International Education
Rodriguez Pino, Cecilia, Comp. – 1993
This bibliography was prepared for middle school and high school teachers participating in a conference at New Mexico State University (July 14-18, 1993), to assist in research and pedagogical endeavors in the teaching of Spanish to native speakers. It is presented in two parts. The first is a bibliography edited by Francisco J. Ronquillo, which…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Guides, Dictionaries, Heritage Education
Challener, Jacquelyn – 1999
Eleven artists and sixteen art historians teaching in five liberal arts colleges and three universities were interviewed to discover their information needs and the resources they use, not only for their own work, but for teaching purposes. The participants almost all subscribe to art journals, and many read newspapers. They visit libraries…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Art History, Art Teachers, Artists
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