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Limbrick, Lisa; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This study examined whether boys and girls in the early school years differed in reading and related skills, and their rates of progress. Gender ratios were calculated to ascertain whether there were more boys than girls who struggle with different facets of reading, and whether the variability of boys' scores resulted in more boys being…
Descriptors: Females, Beginning Reading, Males, Young Children
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Reynolds, Meree; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2011
An analysis of large and influential published reviews of research pertaining to the reading acquisition of young struggling readers in the early years of schooling was undertaken. The reviews were selected on the basis that they either had been commissioned by federal governments or had been conducted by reputable research institutions and had…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Reynolds, Meree; Wheldall, Kevin; Madelaine, Alison – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2009
This rejoinder provides comment on issues raised by Schwartz, Hobsbaum, Briggs and Scull (2009) in their article about evidence-based practice and Reading Recovery (RR), written in response to Reynolds and Wheldall (2007). Particular attention is paid to the processes and findings of the What Works Clearinghouse evaluation of RR. The suggestion…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Reading Failure, Student Attitudes
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Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1997
A study evaluated the Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) program using four Australian disadvantaged schools. Two schools implemented the program in the kindergarten year, while the other two schools pursued regular kindergarten curriculum. Children in the program outperformed others on words read in context, but not on words read in…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Context Clues, Disadvantaged Environment, Economically Disadvantaged
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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Two experiments were conducted to investigate possible deficiencies in strategies used for decoding words by 20 children (ages 20-12) with intellectual disabilities. Results indicated that subjects did not make use of information in words (specifically letter position cues) to aid in their identification, whereas beginning and experienced…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Intermediate Grades, Mental Retardation
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Elkins, John – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
This review examines non-North American ideas about reading difficulties. Noted is the success of such tutorial programs as Reading Recovery, used in Australia, the United States, and New Zealand. The potential of a Vygotskian perspective on assessment and teaching for children experiencing reading difficulties is outlined. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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Niemi, Pekka – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1990
The article reviews cognitive psychology's contributions to understanding the development of reading skills. Key concepts are phonological and linguistic awareness, schemata, learning strategies, metacognition, and learning as a social interaction. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Cognitive Psychology, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education
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Nicholson, Tom – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
The debate among major theorists of the whole-language approach (Kenneth Goodman and Frank Smith) and their critics (e.g., Philip Gough) is summarized. It concludes that the Goodman/Smith theoretical position has not stood the test of time, though some of their instructional recommendations may be valid for other reasons. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories
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Kemp, Max – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Studies and practices in which parents help children with oral reading are reviewed. The paper argues against techniques which focus on only the mechanical aspects of reading. The paper describes a program for training parents as tutors which uses transcripts of parent/child interactions during the reading process to show reading development.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Interaction Process Analysis