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Title: An analysis of Maltese literacy skills of year 2 children
Authors: Gauci, Fiona Lynne (2001)
Keywords: Education, Primary -- Malta
Literacy -- Malta
Dyslexia -- Malta
Reading disability -- Malta
Phonological awareness -- Malta
Phonemic awareness -- Malta
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Gauci, F. L. (2001). An analysis of Maltese literacy skills of year 2 children (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: In this dissertation I analyze the Maltese literacy of Year 2 children. In Chapter I I review the literature on literacy development and phonological awareness. I consider some of the difficulties contributing to the limited development of this skill. In Chapter 2 I deal with remediation programmes which contribute to the development of literacy. In Chapter 3 I deal with the research methodology, the reasons for the choice of the research instruments, questionnaires, interviews, diagnostic test and case studies. I gave questionnaires and administered interviews to Year 2 children in order to identify how Maltese is being taught in the early stages and to evaluate the preferred teaching methods. Observation of Maltese reading and writing lessons is carried out. A diagnostic test is administered to 56 students from three different schools. In Chapter 4 I present the results and analysis of the data. This is followed by the identification of three children having conspicuous difficulties. In Chapter 5 I deal with the remediation programme which took place over a six week period. I designed multi -sensory teaching materials in Maltese to cater for the three children's particular needs, to help them improve their literacy skills in the Maltese language.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
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