Rosowsky, A. (2000) Reading and culture: the experience of some of our bilingual pupils. English in Education, 34 (2). pp. 45-53. ISSN 0425-0494Full text available as:
This article explores the nature of reading for meaning as it affects the reading abilities of secondary-age bilingual pupils. It briefly discusses cultural schemata theories which seek to account for the influence of culture on the reading process, and links these to a school-based study. This illustrates the importance of cultural determinants on the understanding of text and suggests possible strategies for overcoming potential textual difficulties.
|Keywords:||Reading comprehension, bilingualEnglish as an additional language (Em), cultural schemata, reading tests|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Mr A Rosowsky|
|Date Deposited:||08 Nov 2010 10:12|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 17:29|