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McPhillips, Therese; Shevlin, Michael; Long, Louise – Literacy, 2012
This study aimed to explore the consultation experiences of pupils who have additional needs in literacy. An opportunistic sample of eight schools--four in Northern Ireland and four in the Republic of Ireland--were chosen by the researchers; selected pupils were receiving additional literacy support. Focus group discussions and arts-based creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Literacy, Students
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Concannon-Gibney, Tara; Murphy, Brian – Literacy, 2010
This article investigates issues surrounding the adoption of the "simple view" of reading. While this theory of the reading process has recently been espoused as the official view of early reading instruction in England, a recent Irish study, discussed in this article, indicated that this view of reading is also widespread among Irish…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Early Reading, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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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