Reading-related language abilities: Maori children "at promise"

Fleur Harris

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    The skills of oral narrative and phonological awareness are seen as precursors and predictors of reading development. In this study of bilingual Māori primary school students, Fleur Harris found that current methods of assessing these skills are based on the English language and Western modes of storytelling, and cast these students as “deficit”, instead of uncovering the complex, sophisticated and promising language skills they bring to reading.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-18
    Number of pages8
    JournalSet : research information for teachers
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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