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Lin, Show Mei; Griffith, Priscilla – Reading Improvement, 2014
This article reviews the literature on computer-supported collaborative learning in second language and foreign language writing. While research has been conducted on the effects of online technology in first language reading and writing, this article explores how online technology affects second and foreign language writing. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sencibaugh, Joseph M. – Reading Improvement, 2007
This paper examines research studies, which focus on interventions commonly used with students who are learning disabled and identifies effective methods that produce substantial benefits concerning reading comprehension. This paper synthesizes previous observation studies by conducting a meta-analysis of strategies used to improve the reading…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learning Disabilities, Reading Comprehension, Meta Analysis
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Aluede, Oyaziwo; Omoregie, Eunice O.; Osa-Edoh, Gloria I. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This paper provides a review of current literature to support the assertion that academic dishonesty is a contemporary problem in higher education that requires very urgent attention to curb. This endeavour is organized in four sections: The first section deals with an attempt to provide a definition of academic dishonesty by exploring the extent…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Ethics, Cheating
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Geary, Patricia – Reading Improvement, 2006
Experts agree that reading is the most important skill children must acquire. However, as the popular press often chides, there are millions of U.S. students who struggle to read and comprehend adequately. As a result, these students risk both school and workplace failure. Research confirms that good readers actively comprehend and simultaneously…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction
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Roberts, Michael S.; Wilson, Janell D. – Reading Improvement, 2006
This article is a review of the literature related to the reading attitudes and the instructional methods of teaching reading. The article provides a synthesis of previous studies on the reading attitudes of elementary school students in the United States and also addresses a brief review of literature on historic and traditional methods of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
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Leal, Dorothy; Johanson, George; Toth, Allison; Huang, Chin-Cheng – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this study was to (a) examine how the reading skills of children at-risk are affected by tutoring by preservice reading endorsement students, (b) to identify differences by setting, gender and grade level, and to (c) identify effective strategies and influences on student success in a four-month tutoring program. Data were collected…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Tutoring, Literacy, Preservice Teachers
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Stevenson, Joseph Martin; Rollins-Searcy, Ruth; Taylor, Vivian – Reading Improvement, 2004
This precis provides a model for alliance-building for reading and mathematics and outlines the sequential steps necessary for successfully negotiating articulation between school districts and universities as a single "urban" ecosystem. The term "urban" is referenced in this precis. The definition by Stone (1998) is applied in this regard as…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Mathematics Education, Urban Education, School Districts
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Cheek, Earl H., Jr.; Steward, Frances A.; Launey, Byron L.; Borgia, Laurel G. – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of the study was to explore measurement of preservice teachers' reading beliefs, perceptions, and teaching styles, implementing The Teachers' Reading Aptitude "Voice" Scale (TRAVS). An educational problem exists of effectively linking beliefs, qualities, and actions that affect instructional decision-making, collaboration,…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Construct Validity
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Leal, Dorothy; Johanson, George; Toth, Allison; Huang, Chin-Cheng – Reading Improvement, 2004
The purpose of this study was to (a) examine how the reading skills of children at-risk are affected by tutoring by preservice reading endorsement students, (b) to identify differences by setting, gender and grade level, and to (c) identify effective strategies and influences on student success in a four-month tutoring program. Data were collected…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Tutoring, Literacy, Preservice Teachers
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Russell, Ann – Reading Improvement, 2003
Provides a review of current literature with emphasis on the issues of student empowerment, early intervention strategies, and cultural issues in education which may stimulate solutions for restructuring literacy education in response to the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. Notes that reading failure for speakers of nonstandard English…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Knudson, Ruth E.; Onofrey, Karen A.; Theurer, Joan Leikam; Boyd-Batstone, Paul – Reading Improvement, 2002
Identifies research in the "Journal of Research and Development in Education," the "Journal of Experimental Education," and the "Journal of Educational Research" from 1990-1999 focused on literacy. Categorizes information about the articles to describe the work published and to determine trends in literacy research. Notes fewer sole-authored…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Journal Articles, Literacy, Research Reports
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Chang, Pei-Yu; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Reading Improvement, 1998
Argues that literacy and pretend play are both representational activities that are facilitated in natural environments with sufficient literate materials and opportunities to play. Discusses similarity of process in symbolic play and literacy, and looks at their content. Describes literacy materials and teachers' roles that foster literacy and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Emergent Literacy, Instructional Materials, Preschool Education
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Yawkey, Thomas D.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1994
Details educational procedures basic to Title VII Academic Excellence Project P.I.A.G.E.T. (Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experimental Transforming), a model disseminated nationally to agencies serving young culturally and linguistically diverse children. Notes that the procedures critical to the program's success were…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Language Experience Approach
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Potter, Les – Reading Improvement, 1996
Discusses the goals and objectives of committees of the Mobile County school district in Alabama, which were set up to evaluate the current state of reading instruction. Discusses trends, the current situation, where they want to be, and current research. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
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McQuillen, Jeffrey S.; Strong, William F. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Focuses on the structure/function relationship of the brain and language. Reviews the basic theories concerning cortical structures and language representation. Presents a call that highlights the need to examine the areas of listening, memory, and information retrieval for a more sophisticated analysis of the complex relationship between cortical…
Descriptors: Brain, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Language Processing
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