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Meneses, Alejandra; Uccelli, Paola; Santelices, María Verónica; Ruiz, Marcela; Acevedo, Daniela; Figueroa, Javiera – Reading Research Quarterly, 2018
Although literacy achievement has improved in Chile, adolescents' underperformance in reading comprehension is still a serious concern. In English, core academic-language skills (CALS) have been found to significantly predict reading comprehension, even controlling for academic vocabulary knowledge. CALS are high-utility language skills that…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse, Reading Comprehension
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Bowne, Jocelyn Bonnes; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Snow, Catherine E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
This study evaluates the relationships between aspects of Chilean teachers' explicit vocabulary instruction and students' vocabulary development in kindergarten. Classroom videotapes of whole-class instruction gathered during a randomized experimental evaluation of a coaching-based professional development program were analyzed. The amount of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Vocabulary Development, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Huang, Suhua; Orellana, Pelusa; Capps, Matthew – Reading Research Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between the amounts of time that U.S. and Chilean students spend on conventional academic reading, extracurricular reading, and Facebook and also to report the types of materials they prefer to read. The study surveyed students in the United States (n = 1,265) and Chile (n = 2,076)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Habits
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Strasser, Katherine; del Río, Francisca – Reading Research Quarterly, 2014
Recent studies have revealed that preschoolers' story comprehension is influenced by several basic as well as complex cognitive and linguistic processes. Among the abilities known to be relevant for young children's understanding of stories are the size of their vocabulary, their inference-making ability, and their working memory. In this study,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Reading Comprehension, Theory of Mind, Attention Control
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Mallozzi, Christine A., Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This article presents the reports from the international research correspondents (IRCs) on the topic of second-language issues and multiculturalism through an informal polling using a questionnaire in six countries. The participating IRCs include: (1) Marta Infante of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile; (2) Anita Poon of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Educators
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Mallozzi, Christine A., Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This article presents the reports from the international research correspondents (IRCs) on the topic of reading and writing connections through an informal polling using a questionnaire in seven countries. The participating IRCs include: (1) Ruth Wong of the National Institute of Education in Singapore; (2) Anita Poon of Hong Kong Baptist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Botzakis, Stergios, Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2006
This article presents the reports from the international research correspondents (IRCs) on the topic of teacher preparation through an informal polling using a questionnaire, consisting of 10 items related to the issue of teacher preparation, in eight countries. The participating IRCs include: (1) Jan Turbill of Australia; (2) Shelley Peterson of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Likert Scales, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Botzakis, Stergios, Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2006
This is a compilation of reports from international research correspondents on the topic of emergent reading. The report includes 14 separate reports on Nigeria, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Mexico, United States, Argentina, and Chile. Overall, reports on the topic of emergent readers have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Reading Research, Role
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Botzakis, Stergios, Comp.; Malloy, Jacquelynn, Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This article contains summaries of reports from international research correspondents (IRCs) as part of the continued effort to make the International Reports on Literacy Research, a regular feature of "Reading Research Quarterly," more representative of the field of literacy education. With an eye toward encouraging the IRCs to report…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Literacy Education, Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests
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Eakle, A. Jonathan, Comp.; Garber, Andrew M., Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2003
Presents 5 international reports on literacy research from Mexico, Mexico and Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy