Improving the Reading Comprehension of Bachelor of Public Administration Students Through the Use of Scaffolding Strategies


With reading as the foundation of all academic learning it becomes imperative that the reading ability of the learners be assessed as the onset. In support of the government and of the university’s program on literacy, teachers have developed innovations and/or interventions aimed at improving the reading comprehension of learners. It is in this vein that the study was conducted. It looked into the influence of scaffolding strategies in improving the reading comprehension of Bachelor of Public Administration students in Pangasinan State University during school year 2018-2019. Employing a quasi-experimental design, mean scores of the learners in the pretest and post-test were computed to determine if there was a significant difference in their performance vis-a-vis reading comprehension before and after their exposure to the intervention -the utilization of scaffolding strategies. Results show that of the 36 total number of students in the experimental group 35 or 97.2% proved to be outstanding and only 1 or 2% was found satisfactory. The noteworthy performance of the students in the test affirmed the good there was to scaffolding strategies. It is hereby recommended that a parallel study using scaffolding strategies be conducted to see if it will yield similar results.

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Gloria Capanang, Pangasinan State University Bayambang Campus, Philippines

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Conference: CHER-HongKong2019
Stream: Globalisation

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