Adore Project

Adore Project

ADORE-book released
The international ADORE project has identified key elements of good practice concerning reading instruction. The results of the project are now published.

Christine Garbe / Karl Holle / Swantje Weinhold (eds.): ADORE – Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers in European Countries PETER LANG GMBH; Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien 2010; 283 pages

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Key Elements of Good Practice
During a 2-year-investigation period, trans-national teams observed extraordinary examples of classroom instruction in all respective countries and identified key elements of good practice concerning reading instruction on different levels: classroom practice, schools, communities and national educational systems. The ADORE-book intends to be a guide for decision-makers and practitioners who want to improve the reading instruction for struggling adolescent readers.



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?