The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 5
Page No. 421 - 436

The Effectiveness of Using Six Hats Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension for the Eighth Grade Students in Communication Skills Book in Jordan

Authors : Haytham Ali Ibrahim Alshatti

Abstract: This study aimed to show the effectiveness of using six hats strategy to improve reading comprehension for the 8th grade students in communication skills book in Jordan. Specifically, the study answered the following questions: Are there any statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the reading comprehension for the 8h grade students attributed to the teaching method (based on the six hats and regular)? Are there any statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the reading comprehension for the 8th grade students due to gender (male or female)? Are there significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the reading comprehension for the 8th grade students due to the interaction between the teaching method (based on the six hats strategy) and gender (male or female)? The subject of the study consisted of the 8th grade students in the schools affiliated with the education department in the banner of the university in the 1st semester of the academic year 2012/2013 and the sample of the study consisted of 102 students from 8th grade students in the schools affiliated with the education department in the banner of the university/capital. They distributed in 4 classes, 2 for males and 2 for females, they were (51) girls and boys in the 2 classes from (waht almaali) school and they were (51) girls and boys in the 2 classes from (university of Jordan) school, they distributed by simple random into 2 groups: 1 for males and 1 for females in the experimental group (taught by six hats strategy) and 2 in the control group (taught according to the traditional method). The researcher developed a test in the levels of reading comprehension, he sure of the degree in validity and reliability by statistical processes, the validity of the test was appeared from arbitrators and specialists notes and from verified properties psychometric paragraphs which was over 40 which acceptable for the purposes of this study. The reliability of the reading comprehension test was 82 which acceptable for the purposes of this study. Implementing the post and pre achievement test in reading comprehension and analyzing the data and using suitable statistical processes in order to answer the study questions.

How to cite this article:

Haytham Ali Ibrahim Alshatti , 2013. The Effectiveness of Using Six Hats Strategy to Improve Reading Comprehension for the Eighth Grade Students in Communication Skills Book in Jordan. The Social Sciences, 8: 421-436.

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