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Richards, Janet – Reading Improvement, 2011
For five years I have supervised a summer literacy camp that connects graduate education majors with students from diverse ethnicities. Each summer I noted I inadequately challenged the education majors to extend their knowledge, examine their attitudes, and expand their abilities to offer culturally responsive literacy instruction to students in…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Graduate Study, Literacy, Teacher Educators
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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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Petress, Kenneth C. – Reading Improvement, 2003
Offers a method of selecting, analyzing, discussing, and testing from college reading materials that has worked significantly better than previous traditional approaches. Concludes that by employing greater student responsibility for what they read, students' interest, enthusiasm, and scholarly use of read material seems to have risen. (SG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Reading Instruction
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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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Shaw, Victor N. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Presents a method that involves the execution of a make-the-quiz exercise to inspire students to read for major facts and ideas in academic publications. Concludes that students take the instructor's perspective, internalize class performance standards, and hence voluntarily follow those standards in their attitudes and behavior toward learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes
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Knudson, Ruth E.; Maxson, Sylvia – Reading Improvement, 2001
Reports and discusses students' progress through a 15-week reading course for preservice elementary teachers. Indicates that this group of students demonstrated positive changes in their attitudes/beliefs in the first stage. Notes that the students in Stage 2 differed in evaluations of their field experience, their lesson planning skills, and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Jones, H. Jon; Wolf, Page J. – Reading Improvement, 2001
Describes a course that was designed to provide instruction in the methods and procedures that can be utilized to enhance student comprehension of textbooks and other printed materials that are encountered in a content area. Discusses instructor concerns, the support system, planning, course assignments, students, instructor workload, and course…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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O'Callaghan, Catherine – Reading Improvement, 2001
Notes the steadily increasing numbers of Americans unable to read and that 25% of recent immigrants are functionally illiterate. Notes that female immigrants' literacy scores were significantly lower than their male counterparts. Presents a literacy narrative that illustrates the challenges many adults and children endure daily in their struggle…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Empowerment, Higher Education, Illiteracy
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Heins, Elizabeth D.; Perry, Adrienne; Piechura-Couture, Kathy; Roberts, Deborah; Collins, Robin; Lynch, Mary – Reading Improvement, 1999
Describes a program designed to improve the reading skills of second and third graders using work-study students as tutors. Finds: (1) 81% of the students made progress in reading; (2) at-risk learners need extensive vocabulary instruction and background building; and (3) tutors lacked sufficient educational background and knowledge of the reading…
Descriptors: After School Education, College School Cooperation, College Students, Corrective Reading
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1997
Discusses the author's varied experiences in teaching reading, including teaching seventh grade pupils in the West Bank of Jordan, taking graduate courses in reading, and being an elementary school principal and a university professor. Suggests the need for a rational balance between whole language and phonics. (RS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Brubaugh, Steven J.; And Others – Reading Improvement, 1996
Uses cloze techniques to examine the development of writers' memory for their own texts. Finds 70% accuracy on writer's cloze to be a consistent cutoff score for detection of plagiarism. Suggests that teachers should be aware that students remember their self-generated texts very well and that these standards can be used to detect and deter…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Grade 10, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 1996
Considers the influence of Herman H. Horne (1874-1946), an idealist in the philosophy of education, who emphasized mental development or cultivation of the intellect as being the major goal of instruction. (PA)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Roberts, Elaine; Putney, Dawn; Ogletree, Tami; McNinch, George – Reading Improvement, 1999
Assesses preservice teachers, student teachers, and cooperating teachers on their understanding of the foundations and applications of reading instruction. Concludes that extended, interactive periods of reading interventions and discussions combined with authentic reading experiences with children from diverse cultural backgrounds may increase…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication
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Sheorey, Ravi; Mokhtari, Kouider – Reading Improvement, 1994
Examines differences in reading habits of developmental college students with varying levels of reading proficiency. Finds that subjects spent an unusually low amount of time on academic reading and even less time on nonacademic reading. Finds no significant differences between high- and low-proficient readers with regard to amount of time spent…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Habits
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Deegan, Dorothy – Reading Improvement, 1994
Presents a portrait of a content area reading course taken by undergraduates in a health/physical education teacher preparation program. Discusses how resistance was anticipated and rallied as a way of driving the work done over the course of the semester. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Content Area Reading, Course Content, Higher Education
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