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Shegar, Chitra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
Buddy Reading, a peer tutoring programme, is popularly adopted in Singapore schools to increase the reading proficiency of lower primary children who are not reading at age appropriate levels. However, this programme is rarely subjected to systematic evaluation. In view of this, the present study undertakes an evaluation of the programme as it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Program Descriptions, Reading Skills
Katsuyama, Hitomi; Nishigaki, Chikako; Wang, Jinfang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
The effectiveness of early English education was investigated in this study to determine if English should be taught formally in Japanese public elementary schools. We administered English tests and questionnaires to 1466 elementary school students in 2004 and 2005. The results showed significant differences between the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Achievement Tests