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O'Donnell Lussier, Kristie; Harper Shetron, Tamara – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this historical overview of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is to examine the CRLA archives to determine phases in the organization's narrative development, to uncover trends, and to ascertain overarching principles in the dialog between the written record and living memory. The two-phase research study began…
Descriptors: Archives, Oral History, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories
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Bauer, Laurie B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Stahl, Norman A.; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
At present, there is much discussion regarding the future of reading instruction at the postsecondary level. In order to contemplate the future of the field of college reading, however, we must first consider the field's history, and particularly the last several decades. The purpose of this manuscript is to explore both the external and internal…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, College Instruction, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Porter, Heather D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This article presents a summation of the field's past contributions to understanding the nature of undergraduate reading practices and meaning making processes in relation to contemporary perspectives of disciplinary literacies. In presenting a synthesis of over 40 studies across interdisciplinary journals, the goal was to construct a generalized…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Content Area Reading
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Greenbaum, JoAnne; Angus, Kathryn Bartle – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
A position statement on the rights of adult readers and learners was adopted by the CRLA board in 2002 and published with a theoretical rationale in ["Journal of College Reading and Learning"] "JCRL," Spring 2003. The statement was a guideline for educators seeking to improve the quality of adult education. In 2016, at the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Student Rights
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Lichtinger, Einat – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This study explores the disparity between college students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding their writing skills and their teachers' perceptions of the latter. It also examines ways to improve the academic writing instruction provided by the institution, and the impact of a first-year introductory academic-writing course. A total of 151 third-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Hensley, Lauren C.; Wolters, Christopher A.; Won, Sungjun; Brady, Anna C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Effective time management often undergirds students' success in college, and many postsecondary learning centers offer services to help students assess and improve this aspect of their learning skills. In the context of a college success course, we gathered insights from assignments to consider various facets of students' time-related behaviors…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Academic Probation, Assignments
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Lampi, Jodi P.; Wilson, Nancy Effinger; Armstrong, Sonya L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
In this article, the authors report on a study designed to explore college students' experiences in two writing environments, or ecologies: a media-free, silent zone and a media-saturated zone. Participants shared varying reactions to both environments. Some individuals found media distracting while writing, and others found it to be an energy…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Roth, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Although vocabulary instruction is a pressing need for postsecondary reading instructors, a minimal amount of current postsecondary scholarship addresses this need, and almost no current scholarship addresses the textbook tradition of morphemic analysis (MA). The present article reviews the literature on MA instruction and argues for teaching MA…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Instruction, Textbooks
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Bui, Ngoc H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Studies on reading literacy have yet to connect how students perceive the importance of different literacy areas to their ability perception in those areas. This article analyzes students' importance ranking of four different areas of literacy: prose (comprehending written information), document (interpreting information in forms, schedules,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Reading Attitudes, Prose
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Martirosyan, Nara M.; Kennon, J. Lindsey; Saxon, D. Patrick; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Skidmore, Susan T. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of technology integration in developmental education in Texas higher education. Analyzing survey data from developmental education faculty members in 70 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas, researchers identified instructor-reported best instructional technology practices in developmental…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education
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Ocal, Turkan; Ehri, Linnea – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
This study examines students' exposure to print, vocabulary and decoding as predictors of spelling skills. Participants were 42 college students (Mean age 22.5, SD = 7.87; 31 females and 11 males). Hierarchical regression analyses showed that most of the variance in spelling was explained by vocabulary knowledge. When vocabulary was entered first…
Descriptors: Spelling, College Students, Decoding (Reading), Vocabulary
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Perin, Dolores; Grant, Geremy; Raufman, Julia; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Retrospective reports gathered from developmental education students as part of a learning assessment revealed the use of several strategies for writing a summary based on a text. Participants were selected for the study based on the richness and variety of their verbal descriptions of task performance in structured, individualized interviews.…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Writing Achievement, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Bratt, Kirstin Ruth; Sundheim, Nancy Kay; Pound, Kate S.; Rogers, Michael Edward – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
This research documents educator responses while learning and implementing a new pedagogy. In our analysis of our own written reflections, we found the ten LASSI scales, normally used to look at student learning, became, for us, themes that emerged from faculty learning as well. The value of peer support for learning, and the balance of skill,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Processes, STEM Education, Faculty Development
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
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