Jennifer Spratt

Jennifer Spratt
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This paper shows that increases in the minimum wage rate can have ambiguous effects on the working hours and welfare of employed workers in competitive labor markets. The reason is that employers may not comply with the minimum wage legislation and instead pay a lower subminimum wage rate. If workers are risk neutral, we prove that working hours an...
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The study of reading acquisition in the Arabic language has been the subject of relatively little scientific research. The present paper reports one part of a comprehensive study of literacy acquisition in Morocco which sought to investigate die nature of the psychohnguistic skills which beginning readers of Arabic must master in becoming proficien...
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This article examines the gender gap in literacy and education in Morocco, presenting the distribution of education and literacy by gender, its relation to labor force participation and family health, and the implications for literacy efforts that these factors suggest. Morocco's literacy and educational participation rates for both genders, while...
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Recent research regarding functional literacy reflects a growing concern that school-taught reading skills may not adequately equip students to accomplish tasks requiring literacy at home and in the workplace. The present study examined the performance of 671 Moroccan children and young adolescents on a series of common household literacy tasks, an...
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The issue of literacy retention is central to the educational policy concerning of most developing countries. It has been variously suggested that 4–6 years of primary education may serve as an inoculation against ‘relapse’ into illiteracy in the Third World. This paper reports on one of the first longitudinal studies designed to address this quest...
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LangerJudith A. (ed.), Language, literacy, and culture: Issues of society and schooling. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1987. Pp. vii + 240. - Volume 18 Issue 4 - Jennifer E. Spratt
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This article reports data collected in Morocco. Measures of beliefs (metacognitive knowledge of reading skills and strategies, causal attributions, and conceptions of good readers) and reading performance were collected on a cohort of 350 first-grade children over a 5-year period, and on a second cohort of 464 fifth-grade children over a 3-year per...
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Researchers have gathered a variety of evidence to support the theory that learning to read in one's “mother tongue” or first language enhances a child's achievement relative to that of children obliged to learn to read in a second language. Evidence collected primarily in Europe and America has been applied by international organizations to suppor...
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Copyright by author. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1988. Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-268). Photocopy.
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A study was conducted in Morocco to assess the cognitive consequences of Quranic preschooling. 350 6-7-year-old children were selected in a way which allowed contrasts in terms of preschool experience (none vs. Quranic vs. modern), environment (urban vs. rural), maternal language (Arabic vs. Berber), and gender. 6 different memory tests were employ...
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Literacy - KaplanRobert B., d'AnglejanAlison, CowanJ Ronayne, KachruBraj B., and TuckerG. Richard (eds.), Annual review of applied linguistics 1983. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1984. Pp. xv + 199. - Volume 15 Issue 4 - Jennifer E. Spratt
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While interest in reading and writing has always been important to researchers and educational policy-makers, multidisciplinary investigations of the acquisition of literacy are a relatively new enterprise. In the Arabic-speaking wrold, in particular, there have been relatively few efforts to discover what kinds of literacy abilities the child brin...
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By looking at changes in the status and role of the fqih or traditional Islamic teacher in Morocco, it is possible to trace the transformation of the entire learning system from an independent, teacher-centered approach to a government-controlled educational system, of which religious education is only a part. In the traditional system, students me...
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Tested 350 6- and 7-yr-olds in urban and rural fieldsites in Morocco and administered sociodemographic and attitudinal surveys to parents as part of a 5-yr longitudinal study of literacy acquisition and retention in Moroccan children. Parental literacy and clusters of parental attitudes were found to be related to reading achievement in children. C...

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