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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2020, Vol. 15(4) 127-145

Efficiency of Reading Time Application in Schools through the Eyes of Students

Bayram Arıcı

pp. 127 - 145   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2005-18-0005

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Reading is the process of vocalizing a text by perceiving it through the eyes and the brain and of forming meanings from sounds. A student who learns to read in the first grade can develop this skill in later grades and read more fluently, in accordance with the type of text and reading rules. In order for students to read more willingly texts or books other than the ones they read in lessons, their reading skills should be developed, and  they should acquire reading habit. Students' acquisition of reading habit is closely related to interest and support by the class teacher at primary school, and by Turkish teachers and their families at secondary school. Teachers and families benefit from various applications so that students can acquire reading habit. Some schools engage in certain activities for this purpose. One of such activities in schools is reading time application. In this study, we aim to put forward certain implications related to reading time application in schools and to seek ways to increase its efficiency, resting on the findings from the opinions of students studying at Erzurum Yakutiye 1071 Malazgirt Secondary School, where this activity was applied, on reading time application. At the end of the application, which was carried out in the 2017-2018 academic year; a semi-structured interview form, prepared by the researcher and consisting of six questions- apart from personal information- was applied to the students. Eventually, data obtained from one hundred and twenty students is evaluated with content analysis, which is one of qualitative data analysis methods. It is concluded that 93% of the students whose opinions are consulted in the study find reading time application efficient, and 6.5% of them find reading time application inefficient.

Keywords: Turkish education, reading skills, reading habit, reading time,

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APA 6th edition
Arici, B. (2020). Efficiency of Reading Time Application in Schools through the Eyes of Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(4), 127-145. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.323.7

Arici, B. (2020). Efficiency of Reading Time Application in Schools through the Eyes of Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(4), pp. 127-145.

Chicago 16th edition
Arici, Bayram (2020). "Efficiency of Reading Time Application in Schools through the Eyes of Students ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 15 (4):127-145. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.323.7.

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