University of Alberta
Department of Psychology
219 Scenic Acres Dr. N. W.
Calgary, Alberta T3L 1L4 Canada
Research Interests & Abilities
- Emergent disciplinary literacy
- first and second languages at
- all age levels.
Major Research Activities
My major research activity, in collaboration with Dr.Gay Bisanz of the University of Alberta, for the next four years will be the study of the factors impinging on the development of disciplinary literacy. The study evolves
from the findings of my doctoral research with regard to the development of disciplinary literacy in a second language,at the high school level. I wish to find out if the results
of my doctoral study can be generalized to the development of emergent literacy in the first language,at the primary level. The importance of developing the ability to read, interpret and evaluate expository text cannot be overstated. Not only is it an important variable for the
growth of personal knowledge, but it is the essential prerequisite for the pursuit of professional activity and the exercise of responsible citizenship.
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