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CHAPTER V

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of reciprocal teaching on

English reading comprehension in a Thai high-school classroom. This chapter presents

the results of the study and their implication in bringing answers to the four research

questions.

To investigate the effects of reciprocal teaching on the English reading

comprehension of 12th-grade students, and whether reciprocal teaching enhanced both the

proficient and less proficient participants’ reading ability, the pretest and posttest mean

scores of the reading part of the National Entrance Examination 2004 were analyzed

using the dependent t-test. To find out whether reciprocal teaching had significantly

increased the reading ability of the participants in the experimental group over the reading

ability of the participants instructed through skill-based teaching (the control group), the

posttest mean scores of both groups were analyzed using the independent t-test.

Moreover, the mean scores of the pre-questionnaire and post-questionnaire of the

experimental group were analyzed using the dependent t-test to find out whether their use

of the metacognitive reading strategies increased after reciprocal teaching.

The participants in this study were composed of 66 students in 12th grade at

Watnuannordit School who were divided into an experimental group instructed through

reciprocal teaching and a control group instructed through skill-based teaching. Both

groups were taught by the researcher with the same materials as part of the course

Reading for Further Study (ENG 40201) in the second semester of the academic year

2007.

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