ERIC Number: EJ1161866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Effect of the Paideia Seminar on the Comprehension of Poetry and Reading Anxiety
Awada, Ghada M.; Ghaith, Ghazi M.
Reading Psychology, v39 n1 p69-89 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study on the relative effectiveness of the Paideia Seminar in improving the comprehension of poetry and decreasing reading anxiety. The participants (n = 50) were English as a foreign language (EFL) ninth grade learners enrolled in classrooms at a public school in Lebanon. The study employed a pre-test--post-test control group design whereby two intact classes were randomly assigned to control and experimental conditions. The results indicated that the use of Paideia Seminar was more effective than regular reading instruction in improving the reading comprehension achievement of the experimental group participants and in decreasing reading anxiety.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Reading Comprehension, Poetry, Seminars, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Grade 9, Pretests Posttests, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Semitic Languages, Native Speakers, Scoring Rubrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon