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Gina Harrison

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Dr. Harrison is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Victoria. She is a certified school psychologist and area coordinator for the graduate program in Special Education at UVIC. Her research interests are in the cognitive and linguistic aspects of reading and writing especially in diverse learners, literacy promotion across the lifespan, and effective assessment and identification of literacy difficulties.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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