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Akhrib, Mohammed; Nedjai, Fatma Zohra Mebtouche – Arab World English Journal, 2021
This study aims to investigate gender differences in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension, situational and perceived interest for gender-oriented passages. It also examines whether any gender variances in situational or perceived interest in those passages cause gender differences in EFL reading comprehension. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
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Dewitz, Peter; Graves, Michael F. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
The science of reading is the latest version of the reading wars brought to national attention by the popular press. Although most of the popular press has focused on phonics and early reading, in this article, we chose to study what happened to the research on reading comprehension. By the beginning of the 21st century, there had emerged a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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Matuk, Camillia; Hurwich, Talia; Spiegel, Amy; Diamond, Judy – Research in Science Education, 2021
Equitable learning opportunities are critical to the goals of science education. However, major curriculum standards are vague on how to achieve equity goals, and educators must often develop their own resources and strategies to achieve equity goals. This study examines how educators used a comic book series designed to interest youth in virology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Mansoor, Asma; Bano, Muneera – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
We propose a decolonial pedagogy in the teaching of English Literature at the undergraduate level in postcolonial Pakistan. We argue that the English literary texts that are taught in conjunction with different supplementary materials retain a West-centric tilt that requires disbanding. Therefore, we administered carefully designed worksheets.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, English Literature, Second Language Learning
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Lombard, Jordan; Bråten, Ivar; van de Leemput, Cécile; Amadieu, Franck – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2021
This study addressed whether an application adapted to working with multiple documents implemented in an iPad Pro tablet would promote students' multiple document comprehension and acceptance of tablets as a multiple document learning tool relative to controls who used a traditional application adapted to sequential reading of single documents.…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Reading Comprehension, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Materials
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Nanath, Krishnadas; Ajit Kumar, Shivani – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to test the effectiveness of communication platforms in conveying the importance of sustainability messages focusing on electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. While corporate communication has been explored well, this research explores the influence of communication medium on the shift in attitude and behavioural intention…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Reading Materials, Video Technology, Recycling
Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2021
While educators believe reading is an investment in learning and knowing, what many are not considering is what reading analytically means to civic life in the digital age when many of the old gatekeepers of traditional publishing are disappearing. As new voices have emerged, and there is an explosion of reading material, there is also less…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Content Area Reading, Reading Materials
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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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Simsek, Nil Didem; Yildiz, Cemal – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of text comprehension activities based on the standards of textuality on reading skill, reading comprehension, and reading habit. To reach necessary competence in skill areas in a proper process, the child needs to be provided with sufficient activities starting from early ages. It is evident…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Turkish, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
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Neuman, Susan B.; Celano, Donna; Portillo, Maya – American Educational Research Journal, 2021
Recognizing the academic benefits of access to print for young children, book distribution programs abound in the United States. Designed to promote book ownership for low-income families, programs have unique delivery systems, leading to a largely fragmented policy. This article describes an urban city's effort to build a coordinated book…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Books, Low Income Groups
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Xie, Qing – SAGE Open, 2021
In light of pedagogical innovation, this study reports a two-stage survey with 172 participants from English-major and non-English-major programs on their needs of production-oriented approach and perceptions of effective implementation strategies in business English courses at a Chinese university. The results of the study suggest that while the…
Descriptors: Business English, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Donner, Kelley – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Theory of mind skills are critical to understanding and interpreting many illustrations in primary school literature especially those which are used in material for the purpose of learning to read. Unfortunately, children who learn to read at an early age as well as mainstreamed children, such as those with autism, often have grave deficiencies in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Barriers, Illustrations, Reading Materials
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Durongbhandhu, Nunpaporn; Suwanasilp, Danuchawat – English Language Teaching, 2021
Vocabulary is an essential factor in English language learning. The competency in vocabulary acquisition enables learners to develop their language skills, especially, reading skill. Presently, with the advent of technology, teaching media with visual aid is used worldwide for media-assisted language learning. The study aimed to develop, implement…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Schüler, Anne; Mayer, Maria Gabriela – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
In this study we investigated whether the beneficial effect of adding illustrations to text can be explained by the fact that illustrations facilitate analogous mental representation construction from text in visuospatial working memory. For this the secondary task paradigm was used. It was expected that the secondary task interfered only with…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Reading Processes, Reading Materials
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