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Driven to read: Enthusiastic readers in a Japanese high school's extensive reading program

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Title:Driven to read: Enthusiastic readers in a Japanese high school's extensive reading program
Authors:Judge, Patrick B.
Keywords:motivation
extensive reading
L2 reading
literacy
autonomy
show 6 morequalitative study
Japanese students
high school
educational ethnography
affect
personal attributes
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Date Issued:Oct 2011
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:The paper reports on a long-term, multi-case study examining the motivations of avid readers in an extensive reading program at a private Japanese high school. Using an ethnographic approach to case study research, the project explores nine participants—their motivations for reading and what English study means for them. The two and a half year study finds strong similarities between the participants such as a love of literacy and a desire for autonomy. The findings call for greater consideration of non-cognitive factors such as affect and personal attributes in motivation research. This study adds to a growing body of qualitative literature focused on L2 reading motivation.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66850
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66850
Volume:23
Issue/Number:2
Appears in Collections: Volume 23, No. 2


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