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The effects of using the STAD method in reading comprehension among secondary students


Madhawa Nair, Subadrah and Periasamy, Vasanthi (2015) The effects of using the STAD method in reading comprehension among secondary students. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (18S). pp. 19-24. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

Background: Reading skills of many Malaysian students at secondary level are not with desirable or acceptable level.Objective: The objective of this study is to ascertain the effectiveness of using the STAD method (one of the cooperative approaches) in reading comprehension among Form Four students.In this study the researchers investigated whether the utilization of the STAD method enhanced the achievement of the experimental group in reading comprehension compared to the control group which was taught using the conventional method.The researchers also investigated whether the STAD method significantly enhanced the social skills of the subjects from the experimental group compared to the control group.Results: The findings indicated that the mean scores of the experimental group in reading comprehension enhanced significantly compared to the control group.The findings also revealed that social skills of students from the experimental group enhanced significantly compared to the control group.Conclusion: The findings of this study show that the STAD method is a good alternative for ESL teachers to make a paradigm shift from teacher-centered to one that is student-centered in teaching comprehension.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: The STAD method, Comprehension, Secondary schools, Social skills, Implicit questions, Explicit questions.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: PM Dr. Subadrah a/p Madhawa Nair
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 00:09
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 00:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17939

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