Influence of cooperative integrated reading and composition technique on foreign students reading and writing skills in Turkish

  • Behice V
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The purpose of this study was to reveal whether the technique of Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) in Turkish Language teaching had influence on students' skills in reading and writing. In the study, the mixed method, which included quantitative and qualitative dimensions together, was used. The study group was made up of 16 students learning Turkish language in Estonia. In the study, the participants were determined based on their accessibility at the time of the study. Depending on the mixed method applied in the study, both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools were used. In the study, for the analysis of the quantitative data, Wilcoxon's test of order of signs was applied. As for the analysis of the qualitative data, descriptive analysis technique was used. The findings obtained in the study revealed that the CIRC technique was influential on the students' academic achievement in such skills as writing, comprehension and reading aloud.

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Behice, V. (2016). Influence of cooperative integrated reading and composition technique on foreign students reading and writing skills in Turkish. Educational Research and Reviews, 11(12), 1168–1179. https://doi.org/10.5897/err2016.2744

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