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Bussert-webb, Kathy M.; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2018
Many assume low-income, emergent bilingual Latinos have poor reading attitudes. To investigate this issue, we surveyed 1,503 Texas public high school students through stratified cluster sampling to determine their reading attitudes. Most represented Latinos and mixed-race Latinos/Whites who heard Spanish at home and whose mother tongue was…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Harmon, Janis; Antuna, Marcos; Juarez, Lucinda; Wood, Karen D.; Vintinner, Jean – Reading Psychology, 2018
This qualitative study focused on high school social studies teachers' understandings of and perspectives about vocabulary acquisition and instruction. The research questions were the following: (1) What do high school social studies teachers understand about vocabulary instruction? and (2) How do high school social studies teachers support…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, High School Students, Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2016
Through random sampling, we surveyed 2,568 high school students throughout Texas to determine their reading attitudes vis-à-vis individual and school background variables. Sources were the Rhody reading attitude scale and public domain campus summary data; the lenses of attitude theory and social justice informed this study. Significant…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, High School Students, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Harmon, Janis; Wood, Karen; Smith, Kassandra; Zakaria, Nauff; Ramadan, Kimberly; Sykes, Melissa – Reading Psychology, 2016
This qualitative study investigated high school reading programs and participants focusing on the insider perspectives of teachers and their students. The study occurred in two sites, one in a Southern state and the other in an Eastern state. The participants, five high school reading teachers and two to three students in each of their reading…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Hong-Nam, Kay; Leavell, Alexandra G.; Maher, Sheila – Reading Psychology, 2014
The metacognitive awareness and reading strategy use of high school students enrolled in two high schools were investigated. The correlations between reading scores and strategy use were examined as well as the variation in strategy use by self-rated reading proficiency and academic grades. The factor analysis revealed four factors on the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Reading Achievement