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This project examined the development of map-reading skills in one adult ESL classroom. The study attempted to discover the amount that the students' map-reading skills could improve over the course of one five-week unit. The study was a pre-test/post-test design, with additional data provided by the students' CASAS reading test scores, attendance, previous education, and a teaching journal. Results seemed to indicate that students improved their map-reading skills. Independent variables that may have affected the study were attendance, previous education, and background knowledge of geography and maps. By the end of the unit, the students increased their ability to demonstrate basic geographical knowledge related to authentic city maps, state maps, and a United States map.
McCallum, Lisa, "The development of map-reading skills in the adult English as a second language classroom" (2008). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 363.