Asked 24th Nov, 2012

How important are cross-cultural studies when it comes to interventions for early literacy?

We know that "a certain intervention" boosts early literacy in young American children, does it really make sense to re-test that intervention in a European culture? mind you, within this context we already have a good theory why the intervention is effective.

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28th Nov, 2012
Marlene R. Atleo
University of Manitoba
THE literature on Literacy is so dominated by American literature because of course we are looking at developing English literacy as a requirement as participation in schooling and economy and citizenship. what do the cross cultural studies indicate about continuities or discontinuities between family and formal educational contexts...we need cross cultural studies and not just project American early childhood findings onto other cultural contexts.
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