Use of Reflective Teaching in Reading Comprehension Achievement among Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorder

1Ngozi Obiyo, Matina Omeje, Samuel Ebimgbo, Christy Obikeguna


In this study, reflective teaching was used to improve the reading comprehension achievement of students with emotional behavioral disorder in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. Particular attention was paid to the location of the schools as moderating factor. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 152 Junior Secondary School II1 students with emotional behavioral disorder. A sample of 35 of the students from four co-educational schools was used for the study. Reading Comprehension Achievement test was used to collect data. The instrument was face validated by three experts, from University of Nigeria Nsukka. Content validation of the instrument was ensured through the use of a test blueprint. A reliability index of 0.86 was obtained using Pearson’s product moment correlation. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and analysis of covariance. Results show that students exposed to reflective teaching achieved higher mean reading comprehension than their counterparts in the control group. There was no significant interaction effect of method and location on reading comprehension achievement of students with emotional behavioral disorder.


Emotional behavior disorder, Reading comprehension, Reflective teaching

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