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Johnson, Bob L., Jr. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2019
The intent of this essay is to provoke thought on how to increase the impact of course readings on individual and group learning. A set of strategies for tapping the generative potential of texts that build on the interpretive insights of Gadamer and Ricoeur is provided. "Generative potential" refers to the ability of a text to generate…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Teaching Methods, Reading Materials, Reading Strategies
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Loh, Chin Ee; Sun, Baoqi – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Does print still matter in this digital age? What is the role of technology in reading? Do adolescents who enjoy reading view the reading of print and digital material differently from those who do not enjoy reading? Drawing on survey data from 6,005 students and focus group data with 96 students across six secondary schools, the authors conducted…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing, Adolescents
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Song, HeeGyoung; Buchanan, Dawna Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Relevant, non-fiction texts became primary teaching materials for second grade English Learners in a poor urban school in the Midwest United States. Politics, news and other current events captured children's attention, helping to engage, explore and extend their literacy confidence in the real world. The Principal Investigator employed the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learner Engagement, Nonfiction, Grade 2
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Singer Trakhman, Lauren M.; Alexander, Patricia A.; Berkowitz, Lisa E. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
This study explored the effects of processing texts in print or digitally on readers' comprehension, processing time, and calibration. Eighty-six undergraduates read print and digital versions of book excerpts about childhood ailments presented in counterbalanced order. Comprehension was tested at three levels (i.e., main idea, key points, and…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis
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Saletta, Meredith; Winberg, Jennifer – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2019
There is a dearth of appropriate reading material for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs). Often, a book's content is relevant to younger audiences, or its reading level is inaccessible. In this pilot study, we determined which factors facilitate reading accuracy and comprehension for this population. We wrote and tested…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Apodaca, Rosita; Bernstein-Danis, Tabetha; Demartino, Sara – Learning Professional, 2019
Research shows that English learners are too often denied access to complex tasks that address grade-level standards. Teachers have expressed that they believe lack of English proficiency makes complex work impossible or that they fear frustrating students into withdrawal. This article presents how teachers can incorporate students' native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Native Language, Language of Instruction
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Cucchiara, Maryann – Learning Professional, 2019
English learners are capable of doing the same demanding work and developing the same complex skills as their peers who are native speakers. Indeed, recent education policies have specified that all students should meet common college and career-ready standards. Yet many schools use an outdated and ineffective approach to educating English…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Academic Language, Second Language Instruction
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Meishar-Tal, Hagit; Shonfeld, Miri – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
This study took place in a school which adopted a "paperless classroom" policy. The purpose of the study was to examine whether students who learn in a paperless classroom really prefer reading and writing on computers rather than on paper and whether their preferences differ according to contextual conditions and personal differences.…
Descriptors: Preferences, Classroom Environment, Computer Uses in Education, Printed Materials
Kara, Bayram – Online Submission, 2019
This study investigated the effects of reading graded readers on the reading comprehension scores of the prep students at university. 30 EFL students from School of Foreign Languages (SOFL) in Selcuk University participated in the study. Two groups, control and experimental group, each consisting of 15 students were formed at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Clark, Amy; Fleming, Jane – Reading Horizons, 2019
This qualitative research study examined 13 preschool to third-grade teachers' experiences reading and discussing culturally relevant texts (CRTs) with their students. Teachers worked at four schools in a large urban school district and with child populations from different sociocultural and linguistic backgrounds. We employed provisional and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
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Yi, Robin H. Pugh; Rezende, Lisa; Dearfield, Craig T.; Welcsh, Piri; Friedman, Susan J. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to assess the effects of eXamining Relevance of Articles to Young Survivors (XRAYS), an online resource that provides brief articles discussing recent research relevant to young women with or at risk for breast cancer, on users' knowledge about information covered in media reports. An evaluator also assessed the degree…
Descriptors: Cancer, Females, Information Dissemination, Knowledge Level
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Avello, Maria; Camacho-Miñano, María-del-Mar; Urquia-Grande, Elena; del Campo, Cristina – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2019
The aim of this research is to analyse the students' perceptions about their extramural use of English, comparing undergraduates studying their degree in English (EMI) with those studying theirs in their native language (non-EMI) within a span of five academic years. Data collected from a Spanish University suggest that the students' interest and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined the extent of faculty's use of various technology-supported features in their teaching practice, involving syllabi, exercises, presentations, required reading materials, supplementary reading materials, examples of exams from previous years, electronic notice board, links to film clips, and other tools that enhance the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Age Differences
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Harrold, Peter – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The Xreading website provides students with access to an extensive virtual library of graded readers. Teachers can then use it to keep track of which titles the students access, the total number of words they read, their reading speed, and also whether they have completed post-reading quizzes. However, an overreliance on monitoring student…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Web Sites, Integrated Learning Systems, Electronic Libraries
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