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Developmental Readers, New Literacies, And The Impact Of Direct Instruction, Kristine Elizabeth Wilson, Apr 2018

Developmental Readers, New Literacies, And The Impact Of Direct Instruction, Kristine Elizabeth Wilson,

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Many students enter college underprepared for the rigors of college-level reading, and these students are often placed in developmental courses. Furthermore, many students, with and without the developmental label, face challenges when reading online and in print, and research shows that these reading processes are not exactly the same. Research into new literacies finds that online reading comprehension gaps exist that are different from print reading. Varying reading strategies as well as metacognitive strategies can help assist students in successfully comprehending texts at the college level. This study investigated how explicit instruction in new literacy strategies impacts a reader’s ...


A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance Aug 1936

A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance

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Statement of problem - To observe the conditions of the Sulphur Well Camp of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration with the aim of seeking answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the history and the purpose of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp?
  2. What type of girls compose the camp?
  3. Is it worthwhile for a girl to spend her time and effort for a period of six weeks in such a camp?
  4. What is the correlation between IQ and achievement in class work at camp?
  5. What is the correlation between IQ and English tests given in the camp?
  6. What is ...