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McNamara, John K.; Scissons, Mary; Dahleu, Jody – Reading Improvement, 2005
This paper describes a study evolving out of a collaboration between university researchers, special educators, classroom teachers, speech pathologists, and division-level administrators who were responding to a call from provincial administrators concerned with meeting the needs of children with reading disabilities. The primary goal of the study…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Difficulties, High Risk Students, Kindergarten
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McEachern, William Ross – Reading Improvement, 1997
Notes that until 1994, English and Afrikaans were the two official languages of South Africa, and educational policy promoted bilingualism in the country's schools. Examines the two languages historically and socially in order to make some comparisons with bilingual education in Canada. Makes reference to the future roles of the two languages in…
Descriptors: Afrikaans, Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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Gauthier, Yvon – Reading Improvement, 1992
Finds significant differences in spelling practices and in goals of reading programs between French- and English-speaking teachers of learning-disabled students in Ontario, Canada. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities