TITLE

School-based experience on enhancing pupil's reading

AUTHOR(S)
Wu Siu-wai; Jang Kwok-keung
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
New Horizons in Education;Oct2009, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: One of the theme of educational reform is to improve the reading performance of pupils in Hong Kong. The Curriculum Development Council stated "to promote a reading culture" is one of the four key tasks of school curriculum reform on 2002. After several years, Hong Kong pupils have a better result in international assessments. In the Programme for International Student Assessment(PISA), Hong Kong pupils have a clear up from 10th in 2003 to3rd in 2006, Meanwhile, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2006 finds that Primary 4 pupils in Hong Kong come second in reading literacy among 45 participating jurisdictions, up from 14th in 2001. Aims: To investigate the improvement of pupil's reading by a case study and analysis the school-based strategies used. Method: Beside the quantitative and qualitative data of a primary school, focus and in-depth interviews are used to triangular the reasons of the improvement of this primary school. Results: The improvement of pupils' reading in this school causes from several reasons. The school utilize self-evaluation concept to regulate the pupils reading, create more opportunity for pupils' to read, adopt useful reading strategies for the school development. Conclusion: The case illuminates the process of a school to improve pupils' reading performance and gives reasons for why Hong Kong pupils have a better reading performance in these years.
ACCESSION #
46738106

 

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