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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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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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Marious, Sidney E., Jr. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Reviews research that confirms the author's beliefs that cross-age tutoring programs are very successful programs. Identifies three major components in successful cross-age tutoring programs: (1) planning the tutoring program; (2) training for the tutors in interpersonal skills, management skills, and content skills; and (3) tutoring techniques…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Stevenson, Joseph M. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Presents an essay that is the result of group-centered activities by graduate students and a faculty mentor in a leadership training program for prospective educational administrators in California. Notes that the class produced some forward-moving and future-thinking core recommendations for reading improvement and achievement in multicultural…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Class Activities, Curriculum, Higher Education
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Foley, Christy L. – Reading Improvement, 2000
Presents a description of a 15-day European tour accompanied by a diverse group of colleagues and led by a geography professor with expertise in the culture, language, and sites of Germany, as well as its surrounding areas. Shares the author's thoughts and experiences regarding learning abroad. (SC)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Individual Development, Professional Development, Teacher Education
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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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