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ERIC Number: EJ920795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0361-476X
The Role of Achievement Strategies on Literacy Acquisition across Languages
Georgiou, George K.; Hirvonen, Riikka; Liao, Chen-Huei; Manolitsis, George; Parrila, Rauno; Nurmi, Jari-Erik
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v36 n2 p130-141 Apr 2011
We examined the importance of children's achievement strategies in different literacy outcomes in three languages varying in orthographic consistency: Chinese, English, and Greek. Eighty Chinese-speaking Taiwanese children, 51 English-speaking Canadian children and 70 Greek children were assessed on measures of phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, reading fluency, and spelling. The children's use of a task-focused versus task-avoidant achievement strategy in the classroom context was rated by their teachers. The results indicated that the teacher-rated task-focused behavior was a significant predictor of spelling and to a lesser extent of reading fluency and that its effects were comparable across languages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Greece; Taiwan