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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Media promotes to what extent immigrants learn the host language and cultural values. Consequently, the overall aim of this paper is to identify predictors among adult immigrants in language training and its effect on host language training. The participants (n = 186)-- many of them refugees--were recruited purposefully for the study from one…
Descriptors: Adults, Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Path Analysis
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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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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Over the last years, in many countries worldwide, there has been a decline in the reading skills of upper secondary school students, and their ability to read and understand advanced literature. Seeing this as an alarming change for the worse, governments, educational bodies and interested groups have taken various measures to address the issue.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Secondary School Students, Reading Motivation
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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
A three year longitudinal intervention study is presented where two conditions of reading instruction are compared. In a base condition six teachers--four in the experimental groups and two in the control groups--and their students in grade 4-6 discussed expository texts during a regular lesson. The discussions, which took place in small groups,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Group Discussion
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Norlund, Anita – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
This study emanates from an assumption that the skill of evaluating sources is placed in a complicated field, where an old academic tradition is paired with a contemporary emphasis on the possibilities and risks with modern sources. The aims of the study is to contribute with a description and analysis of these views as they are expressed in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Critical Reading, Secondary Education