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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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A Review of Primary and Elementary School Students’ Reading Skills from Paper and Screen (Süleyman Erkam Sulak / Şule As)


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Süleyman Erkam Sulak and Şule As

A Review of Primary and Elementary School Students’ Reading Skills from Paper and Screen

Abstract: With the advance of technology, reading from a screen has become an inevitable part of our lives. It is now possible to access information with just one key. Computers and the internet are very useful and beneficial tools for learners. Technological advancements have also lead to some differences on reading materials. People nowadays generally read from a screen. This study aims to review students’ reading skills from paper and screen. Accordingly, students’ readings from paper and screen have been analysed with regard to reading speed, error and, comprehension. The study group consists of total 23 students, eight female and 15 male, who attend the 4th grade of Ağdacı Primary School and 8th grade of İMKB Elementary School, both located in the city of Bartın, Turkey during the 2015–2016 school year. The texts selected for the study process are narrative and expository. Screening model is used in the study. As data collection tools, this study benefits from “a reading comprehension test,” narrative and expository texts, and Error Analysis Inventory developed by Akyol (2006). Descriptive statistics (i.e., frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean) is conducted to analyse the data. The findings of the study can be summarised as following: the students’ reading speed is higher on both text types when they read from paper; more reading errors are observed when they read...

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