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Tafa, Eufimia – Literacy, 2008
The aim of this study was to examine whether the current literacy programmes in European Union kindergarten curricula support and enhance young children's reading and writing development. This study investigated whether the kindergarten curricula of 10 European countries: Britain, Belgium, France, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Education
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Ross, Kathryn – Literacy, 2006
Both Kerala and Finland have made notable achievements in the realm of literacy: Kerala has one of the highest rates in the developing world and Finland ranks first in literacy among developed countries. Both also share a cultural history of granting women a high status in their respective societies. Using Kerala and Finland as examples, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Developed Nations, Developing Nations