Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14499
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Reading attitude
Chinese story books
Recreational reading
Facebook
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Nov-2010
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Ng, S. H., Chai, C. S., & Yee, S. Y. (2010, November). Changing the reading attitude of young children through Facebook. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010), Putrajaya, Malaysia.
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It is widely recognized that positive reading attitude affects reading performances [1]. As such, the aim of this study is to examine the effect of a reading program that leverage on social networking tool Facebook on reading attitude. Reading attitude is affected by personal beliefs, social beliefs and reading experiences [2]. In this study, pupils in the treatment group were required to post book reports onto Facebook which provided them with peers support and social purpose for reading
and sharing their reading experiences with peers. Pre- and post- test were administered using
Elementary Reading Attitudes Survey (ERAS) before and after the implementation of Facebook
reading program. The result of the study shows that the treatment group developed a more positive
attitude towards reading of Chinese story books than control group.
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This paper was presented at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010), held in Putrajaya, Malaysia from 29 Nov to 3 Dec 2010
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