It is important to give first graders confidence in their literacy skills
The confidence that six-year-olds have in their ability as readers affects how their literacy skills progress in year one. Belief in one’s ability must therefore be instilled from the very start of school, a new doctoral dissertation shows.
PhD Defence: Motivation for reading within the first year of formal reading instruction
Bente Rigmor Walgermo will defend her doctoral dissertation on Friday September 28th at the University of Stavanger.
Home reading environment is crucial for children's reading skills
Children that are seldom read to and whose parents read very little are at a disadvantage when they start school. Growing research indicates that there is a strong connection between a child's reading environment at home from the time they are very young and the progress a child makes in being able to read once they start school.
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Our research concerns language and literacy development and assessment in educational contexts, from kindergarten to workplaces.
Theoretically and methodologically the centre displays a broad fan of approaches to different aspects of literacy.
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