AWEJ Volume.5 Number.4, 2014                                                                Pp.484-502

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Reflections on Reading Studies done by M.A Students at Al- University
During 2006-2014

 

 Mohammad Hamdan
College of Languages and translation
Al-Imam Muhammad IBN Saud Islamic University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Abstract
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

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Dr. Mohammad Hamdan is currently an assistant professor in t the College of Languages and translation,
Imam Muhammad IBN Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include reading,
TEFL, semantics and translation. Dr. Hamdan earned his PH.D degree in Reading and Language Arts
form Oakland University, Michigan, America in 2001. He is a member of the Association of Professors
of English and Translation of Arab Universities, Jordanian Association for Professional Translators,
Jordan Society for Scientific Research.