ERIC Number: EJ1192823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Reading: Comparing Students' and Faculty Perceptions of Its Value, Practice, and Pedagogy
Howard, Pamela J.; Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Allen, Diane D.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v48 n3 p189-209 2018
This cross-sectional study at a four-year college explored the alignment between students' and faculty perceptions and behaviors regarding academic reading. Constructs from the academic reading literature were used to create a 10-item survey, modified slightly for faculty and students to respond to the same prompts. A convenience sample of 848 students and a snowball sample of 63 faculty examined the value of academic reading, academic reading practices, and attitudes toward academic reading pedagogy. Differences in agreement between students and faculty were statistically significant for all items. Students and faculty agree that undergraduate education should make students proficient academic readers, although the faculty mean is significantly higher than the students'. The expert-novice, Dunning-Kruger effect, and disengagement compact are three theories proposed to explain results.
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Teaching Methods, Reading Attitudes, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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