AWEJ Volume.5 Number.4, 2014 Pp.484-502
Reflections on Reading Studies done by M.A Students at Al- University
College of Languages and translation
Al-Imam Muhammad IBN Saud Islamic University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The main purpose of this paper was to reflect upon the results of a pool of research done on reading education by the master’s degree students (M.A) at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between the years of 200-20014. The paper surveyed twenty-nine theses done in this field. The findings indicated that the content of these studies varied between reading education alone and reading connection to other language skills with the majority of studies are focusing particularly on reading connection to vocabulary. Findings also indicated that female students conducted the majority of studies on reading. Where supervision is concerned, most supervisors were male professors. The paper explained the discrepancy of male -female authors and male -female supervisors. In the light of these findings, the researcher provided some recommendations to be considered in related future research in Saudi Arabia.
Key words: reflections, Reading, language skills