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Date of Award

12-2017

Document Type

Restricted Dissertation: Campus only access

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Department

Education

First Reader/Committee Chair

Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Abstract

This research study employed a mixed methods design with concurrent procedures. The study sought to determine the underlying constructs of Arabic reading attitudes and motivation among university Arabic language learners in the United States; and how students’ reading experiences differ in courses with an Arabic leveled reading intervention, compared to typical/mainstream Arabic courses where the integration of leveled reading is practically non-existent. The study also sought to understand the experience of instructors teaching both of these types of courses simultaneously. The quantitative and qualitative findings complemented each other, which allowed for data triangulation. Recommendations for practice, policy, and future research were made given the results of this mixed-methods research study.

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