ERIC Number: ED365941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Abdullah's Genuine Indonesian Curry Powder--about Early Readers and Differentiated Teaching.
Hansen, Vagn Rabol; Robenhagen, Ole
A study established some characteristics of early readers and their homes and families, how they learned to read, and how their surroundings, and particularly the school, reacted. Approximately 300 Danish early readers and their families were interviewed and completed questionnaires. Results indicated that: (1) half the early readers had either a father or mother who was an early reader; (2) almost all the early readers were very curious, good at concentrating, and good at staying attentive; (3) many early readers remembered that their early reading surprised their parents; (4) interviews indicated that early readers showed a number of "indications"--early development of spoken language, interest in symbols and writing, and early awareness of the connection between spoken and written language; (5) homes of early readers were characterized by positive acceptance and approval; and (6) 30% of the early readers received negative reactions or no reaction from their schools. Findings suggest an urgent need for a differentiated teaching approach, which implies recognition that children are different and strengthening of the development of the individual. All pupils should be given developing instruction: the abilities and needs of gifted pupils need to be considered. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Danish Inst. for Educational Research, Copenhagen.
Note: Printed on colored paper. Translated by Mette Brostrom and Lotte Rosbak Juhl.