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Samiei, Shahin; Bush, Andrew J.; Sell, Marie; Imig, Doug – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study evaluated participation in the "Imagination Library" early childhood literacy enrichment program and children's pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills at kindergarten entry in an urban school district. Previous studies have demonstrated that program participation is associated with greater early childhood reading practices.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Numeracy
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Davis, Dennis S.; Neitzel, Carin – Reading Psychology, 2010
This study examined the connection between middle school students' beliefs about reading and their use of comprehension strategies during a collaborative reading activity. Seventy-one fifth- and sixth-grade students were videotaped while they worked in small groups to read and discuss short texts describing the reading habits and abilities of four…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Reading Attitudes
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Ziegler, Mary F.; Bain, Sherry K.; Bell, Sherry Mee; McCallum, R. Steve; Brian, Donna J. G. – Reading Psychology, 2006
Adult literacy programs offer individuals, particularly women, opportunities to improve their educational levels and economic circumstances; however, persistence in these programs is an issue for many. Two hundred forty five participants in a statewide adult literacy program took the Adult Education Persistence Scale, a measure of self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Literacy Education, Females, Self Efficacy