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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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Davis, Cheron H.; Bush, Krystal – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study, rooted in the evaluation of a reading methods course, sought to determine the implications for preservice teachers (PSTs) who participated in literature circles that intentionally used multicultural literature to discuss social justice issues. Using an interpretative mixed-methods approach, we collected quantitative surveys and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Justice, Reading Instruction
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Culver, Tiffany; Hutchens, Scott – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2021
College graduates are entering the workforce with reading and critical thinking deficiencies. This study examined students' and instructors' perceptions of reading in the college classroom and the course grades associated with not reading an assigned textbook. Instructor tenure-status and discipline were also examined to determine differences in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Students, College Faculty, Reading Attitudes
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Curiel, Lucía Cárdenas; Durán, Leah G. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The authors present an analysis of bilingual reading textbooks published at the turn of the 20th century. The authors examined the kinds of opportunities for learning offered by bilingual reading textbooks developed for students in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. The analysis revealed challenges…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Textbooks, Bilingual Students, Educational History
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Moorberg, Colby J. – Natural Sciences Education, 2020
The rising cost of textbooks is a barrier to higher education for many students. Open textbooks are one potential solution, though few open textbooks exist for agriculture and natural science disciplines. Here, I present a case study examining my selection of assigned reading material for a college course on soil and water conservation. Potential…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Soil Science, Conservation (Environment)
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Simsek, Ramazan; Gün, Mesut – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
In foreign language education, the importance of corpus-based studies has been increasing. The priorities of the words taught in language education are determined within the framework of international criteria set through corpus-based studies. Corpus and sub-corpus consisting of many layers, written and oral, increase the efficiency of the process…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Form Classes (Languages), Word Frequency, Textbooks
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Zimmerer, Mary; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Chuppa-Cornell, Kim; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Skill and drill remediation in developmental reading courses do not prepare students for reading tasks in future college-level courses. When a skill and drill model is replaced with a model that utilizes contextualization, students engage in relevant activities with authentic texts to prepare students for college-level activities. The reading…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Follmer, D. Jake; Fang, Shin-Yi; Clariana, Roy B.; Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Li, Ping – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The current study examined the relations among key variables that underlie reading comprehension of expository science texts in a diverse population of adult native English readers. Using Mechanical Turk to sample a range of adult readers, the study also examined the effect of text presentation on readers' comprehension and knowledge structure…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Reading Comprehension, STEM Education, Adults
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Byamugisha, Helen M. – Journal of Access Services, 2018
Most universities are enrolling large numbers of students amidst dwindling budgets. This leads to reduced book- to student ratios. Makerere University started a Book Bank system to ensure availability of basic text books to students. The aim of this paper was to assess whether the Book Bank system was a viable strategy for enhancing access to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Libraries, Access to Information, Reading Materials
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Medley-Rath, Stephanie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This research describes a quasi-experiment across one face-to-face section and two online sections of introductory sociology testing freely available electronic resources (i.e., open education resources [OERs] and open access) to a paid printed textbook. This study fills a gap in the literature on how type of reading material (e.g., print/paid and…
Descriptors: Sociology, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Shared Resources and Services
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van Rijk, Yvonne; de Mey, Langha; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert; Volman, Monique – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Content-oriented reading interventions that focus on the integration of motivational enhancement and strategy instruction have been found to have positive effects. Developmental education (DE) in the Netherlands is an innovative content-oriented approach in which reading is an integral part of an inquiry-oriented curriculum. Reading for meaning is…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Ai-Hong; Buari, Noor Halilah; Jufri, Shauqiah – International Education Studies, 2017
Passages with continuous sentences are commonly used for the assessment of reading performance related to visual function, and rehabilitation in optometric practices. Passages created in native languages are crucial for a reliable interpretation in a real scenario. This study aimed to report the development of SAH Reading Passage Compendium…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Reading Achievement, Textbooks, Indonesian
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Vick, Matthew – Science and Children, 2016
Science teaching continues to move away from teaching science as merely a body of facts and figures to be memorized to a process of exploring and drawing conclusions. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize eight science and engineering practices that ask students to apply scientific and engineering reasoning and explanation. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Textbooks, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards
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Bartolomeo-Maida, Maria – College Student Journal, 2016
Across disciplines, faculty members face a common challenge of finding methods to get their students to complete assigned course readings. It becomes an even larger task to develop strategies whereby students are also engaging in deep reading that promotes critical thinking. Reading positively impacts students on a number of variables, and when…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Psychology, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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David, Ann – American Educational History Journal, 2016
This article examines the story of Washington chopping down the cherry tree, as it appears in school readers. The author discusses the ideological influences that guided authors in molding and shifting the story through the decades. At the end, the author returns to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) revival of Washington, which demonstrates…
Descriptors: United States History, Common Core State Standards, Textbooks, Ideology
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