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Shore, Jane; Sabatini, John; Lentini, Jennifer; Holtzman, Steven; McNeil, Adjua – Reading Psychology, 2015
Fluency is an essential part of skilled reading that has only recently begun to receive its deserved attention. However, programs that meaningfully engage adult learners in fluency training have not been widely explored in research. In this article, the authors describe an evidence-based adult Guided Repeated Reading program developed for…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Oral Reading
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Jiang, Xiangying; Sawaki, Yasuyo; Sabatini, John – Reading Psychology, 2012
This study examined the relationship among word reading efficiency, text reading fluency, and reading comprehension for adult English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Data from 185 adult Chinese EFL learners preparing to take the Test-of-English-as-a-Foreign-Language[TM] (TOEFL[R]) were analyzed in this study. The participants completed a…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Chinese, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Furlonger, Brett; Rickards, Field – Reading Psychology, 2011
This review explores the literacy difficulties experienced by prelingual, profoundly deaf, sign-dominant adults. A critical overview of the existing literature identifies the importance of understanding their language experiences and word-coding preferences. Findings challenge the notion that a permanent lack of audition from birth prevents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Deafness, Minority Groups
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Macaruso, Paul; Shankweiler, Donald – Reading Psychology, 2010
The simple view of reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986) proposes that listening comprehension and decoding, properly measured, can account for all of the variance in reading comprehension. We assessed the simple view in community college students. In addition to listening comprehension and decoding, we included measures of oral vocabulary, nonverbal…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Accounting, Community Colleges, College Students
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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