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