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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 35, Number 2

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Number of articles: 10

  1. The Niue literacy experiment

    Peter De’Ath

    In the mid-1970s a major change was introduced in the teaching of English as a second language at the primary level on Niue Island in the South Pacific. At that time the government's education... More

    pp. 137-146

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  2. Book floods and comprehensible input floods: providing ideal conditions for second language acquisition

    Francis Mangubhai

    In the field of second language (SL) learning there is now little argument that one of the ideal conditions for learning is the provision of ample language input, whether it is oral or written. The... More

    pp. 147-156

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  3. The Singapore Reading and English Acquisition program

    Seok Moi Ng & Claudia Sullivan

    English is an important language for multi-racial Singaporeans, and is the medium of instruction in Singapore schools from Year 1. During an extensive research study commissioned by the Ministry of... More

    pp. 157-167

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  4. The Brunei Reading and Language Acquisition Project

    Seok Moi Ng

    The Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam, keen to improve the teaching of English in its primary schools, decided to introduce an English language project modeled on Singapore's REAP program.... More

    pp. 169-179

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  5. The “books in schools” project in Sri Lanka

    Lionel Kuruppu

    In Sri Lanka, English is taught in the primary school, by language specialists, starting in Grade 3. During 1995, staff at the National Institute of Education investigated the impact of a “Book... More

    pp. 181-191

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  6. The “Sunshine in South Africa” literacy project

    Warwick B Elley & Brian Cutting

    In South Africa, most black students are expected to learn in English, their second or third language. READ Education Trust, a non-government organization, has introduced book-based programs in... More

    pp. 193-203

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  7. A review of two evaluations of the application of the READ primary schools program in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

    Eric Schollar

    This chapter reviews two projects of READ Education Trust, implemented in remote rural areas of Eastern Cape Province. One took place in 35 schools in the Transkei region, the other in 37 schools... More

    pp. 205-216

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  8. An investigation of extensive reading with remedial students in a Philippines secondary school

    Propitas M Lituanas, George M Jacobs & Willy A Renandya

    This chapter reports a 6-month study that used a matched-pairs pre-test, post-test control group design to evaluate the effectiveness of extensive reading with remedial reading students in a... More

    pp. 217-225

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  9. Literacy impact studies in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

    Gurmit Singh

    During 1998–99, two separate studies to evaluate the impact of new literacy programs on pupils’ achievement were conducted in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu primary schools by a team of local teachers... More

    pp. 227-236

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  10. Conclusion: what have we learned?

    Warwick B Elley

    The results of the nine studies reported on in this special issue suggest quite clearly that a book-based program consistently accelerates the language acquisition of school children in situations ... More

    pp. 237-246

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