|Coordination:||Institute for German Language, Literature and Didactics
LEUPHANA University of Lueneburg (Germany)
|Participation:||Twelve partners from 11 EU-member states|
|Project’s duration:||February 2007 – February 2009|
The main objectives of the project have been:
- Initiating a multi-disciplinary dialogue between European reading researchers, teachers and other professionals about reading instruction,
- Better understanding of the special needs of struggling adolescent readers in relation to their national, social, cultural, and linguistic environments,
- Developing a guide to good practices: international handbook with case studies about 11 European countries and a theoretical framework,
- Establishing a network of reading researchers, teachers and other professionals in the field of adolescent literacy.
The major questions were:
- What are the consensuses and dissensions between European reading researchers and practitioners concerning criteria for good practices?
- Which approaches in encouraging reading have been established by the participating countries due to their different educational and curricula traditions?