Teacher Research on Reading in Trinidad & Tobago: A Preliminary Report

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  • Marie-Louise Brown The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Keywords:

Faculty of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, Reading Research, Student Teachers, Trinidad and Tobago, Literature Reviews

Abstract

Teachers as researchers are an important resource in the field of education. They are, at least theoretically, in the best position to know the classroom situation, to be able to experiment, observe and follow-up various strategies and behaviours unobtrusively. This report critically reviews teacher-researched studies by certificate and postgraduate level students at the Faculty of Education, The UWI, St. Augustine. It summarizes the studies under the following headings:- Definition of reading, Methodology-sampling, procedure and testing, Findings, Teaching strategies and Implications. The findings of these studies were not statistically significant. It is suggested that a longitudinal study, as well as alternative research methods and perspectives, teaching strategies and materials, and more extensive training as researchers may generate more substantial findings.

Author Biography

Marie-Louise Brown, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Faculty of Education, Research Assistant

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