ERIC Number: ED402570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reading Literacy in an International Perspective: Collected Papers from the IEA Reading Literacy Study.
Binkley, Marilyn, Ed.; And Others
Presenting nine papers from the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) Reading Literacy Study that place results in an international perspective, this report address factors related to variation in literacy outcomes, both across and within countries; the teaching of reading; and the quality of life in schools. The nations focused on in the report are Denmark, Finland, France, the former West Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. Papers in the report are "Social Inequality, Social Segregation, and Their Relationship to Reading Literacy in 22 Countries" (Stephen W. Raudenbush and others); "A Nine-Country Study: What Were the Differences between the Low- and High-Performing Students in the IEA Reading Literacy Study?" (Karin Taube and Jan Mejding); "Reading Literacy among Immigrant Students in the United States and the Former West Germany" (Rainer Lehmann); "Comparison of Reading Literacy across Languages in Spanish Fourth Graders" (Guillermo A. Gil and others); "Teaching Reading in the United States and Finland" (Marilyn R. Binkley and Pirjo Linnakyla); "A Nine-Country Study: How Do Teachers Teach Reading to 9-Year-Olds?" (Emilie Barrier and Daniel Robin); "Consistencies in the Quality of School Life" (Trevor Williams and Stephen Roey); "Quality of School Life in the Finnish- and Swedish-Speaking Schools in Finland" (Pirjo Linnakyla and Viking Brunell); and "Analysis of the Williams and Batten Questionnaire on the Quality of School Life in Spain" (Guillermo A. Gil). (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Literacy, Questionnaires, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, School Culture, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.