The Result of Using Notebooks for Increasing Competency in the 21st Century of the Elementary Students in Thailand


Reading is a process essential for all aspects of development. It is an integral part so important in building up quality competency for the 21st century skills: the citizens as well as children who will become the nations in the future. These statistics were in line with the result of the reading survey of the Thais in 2008 which found that on average the Thai children read only 2-5 books a year, such a low figure comparing to other countries in South East Asia among which the Vietnamese was reported to read 60 books a year, Singaporean 45 books a year, and Malaysian 40 books a year (National Statistical Office Thailand, 2008). The purposes of this research were: 1) to explore and compare the reading habit between two groups of grade 2 students that use and not use reading notebook evaluated by students, parents and teachers; 2) to compare reading habit in groups of grade 2 students that use and not use reading notebook; 3) to study the opinions problems and suggestions of students and parents to use the reading notebook. This research is experimental research. The research sample consisted of: 1) 78 grade 2 students from two classrooms were the sample by a probability. By simple random sampling from a population of seven classrooms, two classrooms of the random sampling units. The experimental conditions are given by the first class in the experimental group and control group classrooms, each with a group of 39 students of Chulalongkorn University

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Busakorn Lertveerasirikul, Satit Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Primary and secondary education

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