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ERIC Number: EJ1104834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Training for Phonological Awareness in an Orthographically Transparent Language in Two Different Modalities
Kartal, Günizi; Babür, Nalan; Erçetin, Gülcan
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v32 n6 p550-579 2016
The main goal of this study was to investigate the effects of an experimental program designed to develop the phonological awareness (PA) skills of beginning readers in Turkish, an orthographically transparent language. We administered pre-, post-, and follow-up tests to assess the PA skills of 113 first graders and kindergartners in 2 experimental groups (software and in-class face-to-face training) and a control group. Analysis of variance results indicated that all 3 groups improved in terms of overall PA performance. In Grade 1, the children exposed to training, regardless of type, obtained significantly higher posttest means than those in the control group. In kindergarten, the software training group made more immediate progress than the other 2 groups. However, the immediate gains observed at posttest were not maintained at follow-up. We discuss the relevance to the research literature and implications for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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