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that reciprocal teaching had a significant positive impact on oral language proficiency and

reader self-perception.

High-school level.

Smith (1998) investigated the efficacy of reciprocal teaching by replicating the

Lysynchuk, Pressley, and Vye‘s study (1989). Fifty-four ESL students in a junior

secondary school (9th grade) in Ghana, West Africa, participated in the 20 sessions of

reading. The experimental group received reciprocal teaching whereas the students in the

control group received no training. The two groups practiced with the same materials. The

results of the study indicated that on the reading comprehension part of the Ghana Junior

Secondary School Certificate Examination the students in the training group performed

significantly better than the ones in the control group. Moreover, they gained the same

results eight week after the training. The students at all levels of reading ability benefited

from reciprocal teaching. Finally, they performed better in generalizing the use of the four

main strategies in a social studies class.

Konpan (2006) compared the reciprocal teaching approach with the communicating

language teaching technique on 12th-grade students’ reading comprehension in Thailand.

The results of this study revealed that the English reading comprehension of the group who

was taught with the reciprocal teaching technique was significantly different, that is, it was

higher than the one of the group instructed through the communicative language teaching

technique at 0.05 level.

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