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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

Print version ISSN 1692-715XOn-line version ISSN 2027-7679


JARAMILLO ARANA, Adriana; MONTANA DE LA CADENA, Gustavo  and  ROJAS REINA, Lina Marcela. Detección de errores en el proceso metacognitivo de monitoreo de la comprensión lectora en niños. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2006, vol.4, n.2, pp.75-95. ISSN 1692-715X.

This research project was conducted with 60 fourth-grade children between 9 and 10 years of age. Through categorizing reading cmprehension in texts with semantic errors, this study found that children's ability to make inferences and abstract information in narrative texts is significantly altered; as a consequence, children were unable to use metacognitive strategies successfully and their ability to achieve full global comprehension was impaired. Children who participated in this project showed difficulties to control their cognitive processes when they read; cognitively, they are less flexible than high performance readers; they find it difficult to adjust reading activities in view of their purpose, and they lack criteria to determine their own level of comprehension. Findings in this project give specific information on error detection in metacognitive monitoring of reading comprehension in children. They also show the importance of supporting metacognitive processes and the need to revise models that propose alternatives for their support. Last but not least, these findings pose questions on an educational system which can be both beneficial and not beneficial in this process.

Keywords : Reading comprehension; error detection; metacognition; monitoring.

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