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ERIC Number: EJ763523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Classroom Niches for Skilled Readers and for Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties
Kjellin, Margareta Sandstrom
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v51 n1 p63-79 Feb 2007
A longitudinal study is reported aiming at analysing niche characteristics in the classroom of skilled readers and children with reading and writing disabilities. Thirteen children are studied during their 1st and 4th years at school. The result is described using the concepts "capacity," "opportunity" and "interest." Capacity means the children's abilities, opportunity means the environment's inclination to support the children and interest means the children's will to engage in school activities. Each child is appointed/acquires a specific niche in the classroom: some children are in niches with the same characteristics both during their 1st and their 4th year, and some children move between niches with different characteristics from the 1st to the 4th year. The result is discussed in relation to the two goals in Swedish schools: "goals to attain" and "goals to aim for." (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, 2 notes, and 1 appendix.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden