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|Title:||Skilled Students and Effective Schools: Reading Achievement in Denmark, Sweden and France|
|Authors:||DINIS MOTA DA COSTA PATRICIA; DE SOUSA LOBO BORGES DE ARAUJO LUISA|
|Citation:||SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This study investigates how reading achievement relates to student and school characteristics in countries with different reading scores at the fourth grade level. Data comes from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 for Denmark, Sweden, and France and the multilevel analysis includes two levels: student/home and schools. The school effectiveness and the home literacy models informed the selection of the independent variables. Results show that students’ early literacy skills, home literacy practices and resources, and reading behavior are associated with reading scores in all countries. Furthermore, across different countries there are student/home universals and school particulars that explain variation in reading achievement. Educational policies should address home and school literacy skills and practices, school climate, and school composition to improve students’ reading ability.|
|JRC Directorate:||Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities|
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