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Ruotsalainen, Jenni; Soodla, Piret; Räikkönen, Eija; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Kikas, Eve; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
The aim of the study was to analyse literacy instruction activities and their associations with the reading performance of first graders in Estonia and Finland, two countries that share similar orthographies and educational systems but differ in the onset of formal reading instruction. The contents of 33 Literacy lessons in first grade spring were…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Learning Activities, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Azuara, Patricia; Reyes, Iliana – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
In Mexico almost ten million people speak an indigenous language. Recognizing the pluralistic nature of the nation, the Mexican Constitution mandates bilingual-intercultural education; in reality, however, the school system typically imposes the Spanish language and dominant culture on indigenous children. For these children their academic success…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations, Written Language, Maya (People)