The Impact of Bibliodidactics on Success in Learning to Read Among Nonnative Criminal Inmates

Tomer Einat, Amela Einat, Maya Gura, Adi Segev

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study, based on research conducted in two randomly selected maximum-security prisons in Israel, is to explore the effectiveness of Bibliodidactics, a unique teaching reading method. The research found Bibliodidactics significantly improves the levels of technical reading among nonnative illiterate and poor-reading prisoners of Hebrew. The method is also significantly more efficient for nonnative illiterate prisoners, both in reading comprehension and in technical reading. The authors conclude that literacy instruction for struggling readers benefits from a focus on emotional processing of text, providing meaningful contexts to learning materials that motivate and sustain the readers’ interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-495
Number of pages21
JournalPrison Journal
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Bibliodidactics
  • illiteracy
  • inmates
  • poor-reading
  • reading comprehension
  • technical reading

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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