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ERIC Number: EJ1027277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
Promotion of Reading and Early Literacy Skills in Schools: A Comparison of Three European Countries
Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Mirazchiyski, Plamen; Desa, Deana
European Journal of Education, v48 n4 p498-510 Dec 2013
This article gives a short overview based on the "EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy" (HLWG) report to address issues and challenges in Europe on improving literacy competencies in schools. Furthermore, an analysis is conducted focusing on the promotion of reading and early literacy skills in schools taking into account psychological and institutional learning conditions in three countries (Denmark, Germany, and France) with different outcomes in PIRLS 2011 ("Progress in International Reading Literacy Study"). Country comparison is conducted using multiple groups--multilevel structural equation modelling (MG-MSEM). An important finding is that policy action taken in order to evaluate and improve school effectiveness in each country must address particular needs of its educational system. Suggestions for improving reading achievement in schools are derived from the analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study