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Research Studies (Portugal)

ResearchResearch studies aimed at collecting updated information on essential issues related to reading, the supporting of action, and to establishing the basis of the intervention of the National Reading Plan and its evaluation. Research studies cover the following areas:- Surveys on the current situation and recent evolution in the country in terms of reading. - Reading habits of the Portuguese population. - Reading habits of the school population. - Actions which promote reading used by educators and teachers of children and young persons. - Importance and role of the school libraries and public libraries. - Attitudes of parents with respect to the reading practices of their children and expectations in relation to activities developed at school to promote reading. - Survey of analytical studies and tools on reading levels amongst the school population. - Identification of factors in language development, and its implications on the learning of reading and writing. - Identification of reference levels for the evaluation of the development of oral and written language. - Collection, creation and provision of evaluation tools, to be used within a school context. - Identification of pedagogic practices and specific activities promoting success in: - introductory courses and in initiating reading and writing (kindergartens – 1st Grade) - the development and consolidation of reading and writing skills (in each school year) - overcoming specific difficulties - National Reading Plan Evaluation Studies A Scientific Council is responsible for assessing the relevance of the research areas identified by the National Reading Plan as well as for the parameters defined for each study.

Target Group:For everyone;  
Internet:http: / / www.planonacionaldeleitura.gov.pt / index.php?s=textos & pid=2131 & tab1id=0 & tab2id=0

Institution:    (Commission for the) National Reading Plan (Portugal)