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Friedlander, Elliott W.; Arshan, Nicole; Zhou, Sen; Goldenberg, Claude – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This cluster randomized controlled trial tested the impact of school-only and lifewide-learning (LWL) approaches to supporting early-grade learning over 2 years in rural Rwanda. We compare school-only and LWL treatments with a business-as-usual control condition and with each other. Schools in both treatment groups received reading materials and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teaching Methods, Developing Nations
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Robledo, Ana; Gove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Akçay, Ahmet – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Reading is the act of understanding and interpreting itself and its surroundings from the moment that human being is present. Therefore, individuals those who would like to know the environment better should have gained the reading habit. Turkish teachers are one of the effective factors in the acquisition of reading habits. It is necessary for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Teacher Behavior, Role Models
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Becnel, Kim; Moeller, Robin A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
The purpose of this study is to better understand the reading patterns and preferences of rural teen readers and the cultures of reading that do or do not exist in the rural communities in which the teens reside. In addition, the researchers sought to discover, by conducting a series of focus groups, whether rural teen readers felt connected to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Literature, Rural Areas, Reading Habits
Tabak, Gurkan; Topuzkanamis, Ersoy – Online Submission, 2014
This research was conducted with an aim to analyze the writing dispositions of the 6th grade students in terms of different variables. The research was carried out based on the descriptive survey model. The participants of the research are composed of a total of 672 students as 342 male students and 330 female students from Ankara, Balikesir,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Reading Attitudes
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Rimensberger, Nicole – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2014
This article explores the contradiction between student teachers' acknowledgement of the importance of reading and their actual personal reading habits, and by doing so, attempts to dig below the surface and 'take stock' of future teachers' attitudes towards reading at a private tertiary institution in Durban, South Africa. The rationale is that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Habits, Preservice Teacher Education
Martinez, Liza E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Hispanic ESL students in rural San Luis, Arizona, face a challenging situation. Since San Luis lies on the southwestern tip of Arizona and borders with Mexico, Spanish is the predominant language. English, on the other hand, is mostly heard in classrooms. This can be a predicament for adult Hispanics who need to be proficient in English in…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Hispanic American Students, Rural Areas, Spanish Speaking
Price, Leah – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The digital age is rendering books more common, not less. It is true that there is nothing new about "furniture books": The trade in reading material has long been dwarfed by the market for coffee-table books, books that steakhouse chains buy by the yard, empty bindings that interior decorators use to accessorize the upholstery. As coffee-table…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Books, Role, Technological Advancement
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Gray, H. Joey; Davis, Phillip; Liu, Xiao – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
The current generation of college students is so adapted to the digital world that they have been labeled the multi-tasking generation (Foehr, 2006; Wallis, 2006). College students routinely use digital playback devices in their lives for entertainment and communication to the point that students being "plugged in" is a ubiquitous image.…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Students, Cognitive Style, Reading Habits
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Tella, Adenyinka; Akande, Samson – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
"In an age when browsing the net, playing with funky handsets and passing non-stop SMSs seem to be the order of the day, reading a book in a peaceful corner of a library has become an archaic idea for most people. While technology is slowly taking a steady control over individual lives, the reading habit is fast vanishing into thin…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Questionnaires
Reddin, Estoy – 1976
The community at large can make a definite contribution in helping children develop the desire to read. First, community groups can make books available to children through such methods as sponsoring book fairs and donating the proceeds to school libraries for the purchase of books. Other methods of making books available to children, used in the…
Descriptors: Books, Business, Childrens Literature, Community Involvement
Abrahamson, Richard F. – 1979
Fifty picture storybooks found on the 1979 Classroom Choices list (a compilation of children's favorite titles) were analyzed to find out what structural characteristics children preferred. A taxonomy developed by Gayle Palmer and Jadzia Nakonechny was used to categorize the books. The analysis reveals the following children's preferences: books…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis
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Allen, Arthur T. – Journal of Reading, 1971
Discusses children's literature in terms of (1) children's responses to it, (2) its literary tradition, and (3) its benefits to children and adults. (VJ)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature
Whitman, Robert S. – Illinois English Bulletin, 1964
Superior high school students (975 finalists in the NCTE Achievement Awards Program) were surveyed to find what one book was most significant to each of them in their high school experiences, and the reason for the significance. In response to questionnaires, the students cited 416 different titles, 72% of which were novels. The top 10 books were…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Bibliographies, Books, English Instruction
Douglass, Joseph H. – 1970
The speaker challenges his audience to devise imaginative and effective means of obtaining for children ready-access to books that will help them develop an image of the future worthy of the previously undreamed-of capability, health, and welfare enjoyed at the present time. It is up to the present generation, he says, to help children achieve the…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature, Creative Reading
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