A Comparison Between Juvenile Delinquents' and Teachers' Opinions on Metalinguistic and Metacognitive Skills by ProQuest

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This study compared the opinions of female juvenile delinquents and their teachers from one correctional facility on students' communication behaviors involving metacognitive and metalinguistic skills. The researchers used two parallel surveys that compared the opinions of 31 students and five teachers, on students' behaviors that addressed thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Descriptive statistics were computed on 35 multiple choice items and qualitative findings were analyzed from teachers' comments. Statistical differences were found between students and teachers' meta skills in reading and writing. Students rated their performance higher compared to teacher ratings on 26 of the 35 (74.3%) items. They rated themselves lower/worse than teachers on 9 of 35 items (25.7%). Qualitative findings from teachers' comments revealed concerns about students' thinking, listening, speaking and writing behaviors. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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									               The Journal of Correctional Education 59(2) • June 2008




          A Comparison Between
         Juvenile Delinquents’ and
           Teachers’ Opinions on
   Metalinguistic and Metacognitive Skills

                                 Dixie Sanger
                                 Anna Spilker
                                Marilyn Scheffler
                                 Anneli Zobell
                                  Don Belau



Abstract
This study compared the opinions of female juvenile delinquents and their teachers
from one correctional facility on students’ communication behaviors involving
metacognitive and metalinguistic skills. The researche
								
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