Measuring and Improving the Reading Ability of Lithuanian Children

Anna J. M. Aloysia Yurgutis, Fordham University


What a pupil takes from a printed page is a result of what he brings to it: age, mental development, physical maturity and social background of experience. Particularly, it is generally believed that children who are reared in homes where a foreign language is spoken carry an added burden in the task of learning to read English. This type of children has been chosen for the subject of the present study. It is an attempt to investigate the reading ability of Lithuanian children, who come from homes where the Lithuanian language is spoken almost exclusively. They attend a Lithuanian school, which may further emphasize the background. This language, the most archaic and conservative of the pre-historic Indo-European languages existing today, is so far removed from the English language that no element of similarity exists in the language spoken at home and in that which the child hears outside of his home.

Subject Area

Teacher education|Education|Reading instruction

Recommended Citation

Yurgutis, Anna J. M. Aloysia, "Measuring and Improving the Reading Ability of Lithuanian Children" (1933). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336646.