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Cultivating reading habit among secondary school students: The DEAR programme

Noorazaliza Izha, Haron (2009) Cultivating reading habit among secondary school students: The DEAR programme. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study investigated on the effectiveness of the DEAR Programme in a secondary school. It aimed to discover whether the programme has successfully cultivated positive
reading habit among students. It also identified the elements which contribute to the programme's success, and ways to improve. Semi-structured interviews were carried out
with ten teachers and twenty-two students from forms one, two, and four of this school. Analysis revealed several themes: 1) freedom to choose reading materials,
2) environment, 3) time, 4) reading materials, 5) teachers' role, 6) involvement, 7) changes in the students' reading habits. 8) misconceptions of the DEAR Programme, and
9) suggestions for improvement. The DEAR Programme in this school has been successful in cultivating reading habit. However, the programme can be improved if elements of monitoring, clarity of information, and involvement of all members in the school are emphasized.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Shaik Abdullah, Sarimah
Item ID: 4271
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 02:42
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 02:42
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Name: Shaik Abdullah, Sarimah
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4271

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