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Volume 182, 2024The 5th Annual Conference on Education and Social Sciences (ACcESS 2023)
|Number of page(s)
|Advances in Education
|06 February 2024
Enhancing Reading Comprehension for Underprivileged Malaysian ESL Secondary School Students: A Module Development
Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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This research aims to develop a reading comprehension module to enhance the reading skills of underprivileged Malaysian ESL secondary school students. The study employs a quantitative approach consisting of a needs analysis, module development, expert evaluation, and field testing. The needs analysis phase involves identifying the specific requirements of students in terms of reading comprehension. The developed modules integrate six diverse reading comprehension activities, including reading aloud, answering comprehension questions, matching activities, filling in the blanks, categorising materials and solving puzzles based on reading texts. The materials used for module development are sourced from Malaysian English school textbooks. The expert evaluation stage involves the participation of four experienced teachers who complete a module content evaluation questionnaire and a module design validity assessment questionnaire. Their valuable insights and feedback contribute to refining and improving the modules. Adjustments and revisions are made based on the received feedback. The final phase of the research involves testing the developed modules with a sample of 30 underprivileged students from a secondary school in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. Pre and post-tests are administered to measure the student’s reading comprehension skills before and after module implementation. This research seeks to address the educational needs of underprivileged Malaysian secondary school students by providing them with targeted reading comprehension modules. The findings from this study have the potential to inform educational practices and contribute to the development of tailored interventions aimed at improving reading comprehension skills among underprivileged students in Malaysia.
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