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Learning and Instruction

Volume 15, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Socio-cultural differences and the adjustment of mothers' speech to their children's cognitive and language comprehension skills

    Zilda Fidalgo & Frederico Pereira

    This study compares the ways in which mothers with two different levels of education adjust to their 3-to-5 year-old children's cognitive and language comprehension skills when engaged in different... More

    pp. 1-21

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  2. Deriving word meaning from written context: a process analysis

    R.G. Fukkink

    The paper reports on a study among primary-school students of the process of deriving word meaning from written context in a first language. A sequential analysis of think-aloud protocols revealed ... More

    pp. 23-43

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  3. Some good texts are always better: text revision to foster inferences of readers with high and low prior background knowledge

    Ramiro Gilabert, Gabriel Martínez & Eduardo Vidal-Abarca

    This paper presents two experiments testing whether an approach to revise a text that fosters the reader's active processing benefits both high and low-knowledge readers. A history text and two... More

    pp. 45-68

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  4. The realistic reasons behind unrealistic solutions: the role of interpretive activity in word problem solving

    Noriyuki Inoue

    It is known that school-aged children have a strong tendency to solve mathematical word problems by mechanically calculating numbers even if their calculational answers seem unrealistic. The... More

    pp. 69-83

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