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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present study is a follow up study to a quantitative intervention study where two intervention programs, Reciprocal Teaching and Inference Training, were practiced. This study aims at capturing the potentials benefits and qualitative aspects of one of the programs evaluated, Reciprocal Teaching. More specifically, I have investigated the video…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Inferences
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Ruffin, Tiece M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
Twenty-first century teachers working with diverse readers are often faced with the question of how to integrate technology in reading instruction that meets the needs of the techno-generation. Are today's teachers equipped with the knowledge of how to effectively use Assistive Technologies (AT) for reading? This position paper discusses AT for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Reading Instruction, Education Courses
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Wyatt, Mark – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
In this paper, I argue that in-service language-teacher education programs should consider all elements of the linguistic, geographical and cultural context of the teachers the course is designed for, and respond to this context in a constructivist way in program design and implementation. Using qualitative case-study data, I focused on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Leiva de Izquierdo, Bertha; Esteves Reyes, Leticia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
The main objective of this action research is to explore the effectiveness of blogs to promote frequent extra reading practice in a freshman EFL science and technology reading program at a public university. Sociocultural theory and the revival of Vygostky's constructivism have made us rethink how to approach the learning-teaching process in the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
To understand the problem of illiteracy, a detailed review of the definitions of literacy and illiteracy is in order. A full definition of these terms in the current print and electronic context of adult American society in school and out of school, and for adult learners of English as both a first and a second language is presented here. Strong,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Illiteracy, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)