Reading while listening : adult literacy students

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Marion Frommelt Wisner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elisabeth A. Bowles

Abstract: This dissertation explores the use of the tape recorder with five adult reading students. It was postulated that independent practice with reading materials supported by the same materials on tapes would utilize or develop the intrinsic learning capacities of the adults, retain their need for autonomy and free them to utilize the innate language learning skills they already had used to learn to speak. The multiple inputs of the tape-book combination, along with a pointing finger, would aid concentration. The use of continuous text would allow students to work on syntax, semantics and phonology simultaneously or as appropriate. In addition, self-observation was emphasized so that adults would both recognize and communicate their learning techniques. Five reading students received tutoring an hour a day, four times a week, whenever they were present during the fourteen week study. This tutoring emphasized the use of the tape recorder, but also employed other teaching methods. This was in addition to the work students did in their adult basic education classrooms during their in-school time, which was primarily a Laubach-phonic approach.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Reading (Adult education)
Reading $x Aids and devices
Adult education $x Audio-visual aids

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