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ERIC Number: EJ1230819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Exploring College Students' Classroom Participation: A Case Study of A Developmental Literacy Classroom
Theriault, Jennifer C.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v49 n3 p206-222 2019
This case study examined postsecondary students' participation within a developmental literacy course, Reading 100. The study involved five weeks of observations and two student interviews. Findings indicate students utilized oral participation when they felt comfortable as a way to demonstrate interest and keep class moving forward while students employed silent participation as a less public manner of engaging, particularly when they did not feel confident in their knowledge or understanding. These findings suggest silent participation may provide students with a lower-risk method of engaging within a new class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A