David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (2):189 - 211 (2006)
The purpose of this study was to describe the variations in literacy achievement among native and non-native upper primary school children (grades three to six) in the Netherlands. Various measures of word decoding, reading literacy and writing skill were collected from 1091 native Dutch children, 753 children with a former Dutch colonial background and 580 children with a Mediterranean background. The results showed the non-native children to lag behind their native peers on all of the tasks, although the differences on the decoding and writing tasks were fairly small. The Mediterranean children scored significantly lower than the ex-colonial children on all of the reading literacy tasks but equally high on the decoding and writing tasks. For both the native and non-native children, the same underlying factor structure was found to characterise their literacy achievement. Grade and ethnic status consistently predicted the factor scores for Word Decoding, Reading Literacy and Text Writing. In addition, socio-economic status (SES) predicted Reading Literacy and the variable sex predicted Writing Skills.
|Keywords||the Netherlands writing skills sociocultural variation literacy decoding psycholinguistics|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Shirley Brice Heath (1984). Ways with Words: Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms. British Journal of Educational Studies 32 (2):186-187.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Amanda J. Fulford (2010). Cavell, Literacy and What It Means to Read. Ethics and Education 4 (1):43-55.
Eva M. Simms (2010). Questioning the Value of Literacy: A Phenomenology of Speaking and Reading in Children. In K. Coats (ed.), Handbook of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Routledge
Lisa Marie Otte, The Relationship Between Children's Early Literacy Skills and Awareness of Inner Speech.
L. E. E. George (2013). Systemic Colonization of the Educational Lifeworld: An Example in Literacy Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (1):1-13.
E. D. Hirsch (2006). The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children. Houghton Mifflin.
Janet Soler, Janice Wearmouth & Gavin Reid (eds.) (2002). Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development: Exploring Politics, Culture, Ethnicity, and Ethics. Routledgefalmer.
Joanne Arciuli & Ian C. Simpson (2012). Statistical Learning Is Related to Reading Ability in Children and Adults. Cognitive Science 36 (2):286-304.
Angelo E. Volandes & Michael K. Paasche-Orlow (2007). Health Literacy, Health Inequality and a Just Healthcare System. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (11):5 – 10.
Peter Roberts (1995). Defining Literacy: Paradise, Nightmare or Red Herring? British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (4):412 - 432.
Jackie Marsh (2004). The Primary Canon: A Critical Review. British Journal of Educational Studies 52 (3):249 - 262.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads8 ( #380,675 of 1,792,063 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #463,566 of 1,792,063 )
How can I increase my downloads?