Recreational Reading Effects on Teaching: From the Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers

M. Nuri, Pashew (2016) Recreational Reading Effects on Teaching: From the Perspectives of Pre-service Teachers. ZANCO Journal of Humanity Sciences, 20 (4).

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This research looks into the issue of recreational reading effects on teaching from the perspectives of pre-service teachers. It answers the question whether pre-service teachers believe recreational reading habits and behaviors affect their teaching? To answer the question, the study utilized a quantitative methodology, using a survey instrument. The participants of the study were graduate and undergraduates (seniors and juniors) students who were pursuing a teaching degree/license in both secondary and middle school education programs at a school of education in a large Midwestern university in the U.S.A. The participants were of different gender and ethnic backgrounds. It is in the findings of this study that there is a strong relationship between recreational reading and teaching improvement, teaching career, and relating to students. Pre-service teachers believe that recreational reading leaves positive effects on teaching and it can be a good source for teaching improvement. The study presents its significance towards teachers of K-12 education to see through the outstanding role recreational reading may have on their teaching practices on a daily basis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effective Teaching, Pleasure Reading, Pre-service Teachers, Recreational Reading.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 10:37
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 10:37

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