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ABRACADABRA aids Indigenous and non-Indigenous early literacy in Australia: Evidence from a multisite randomized controlled trial
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, School for Social and Policy Research, Australia ; , Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Canada ; , , , School for Social and Policy Research, Australia ; , Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Canada ; , NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Australia ; , School for Social and Policy Research, Australia ; , , Menzies School of Health Research, Australia ; , University of Western Australia, Australia

Computers & Education Volume 67, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

In many western countries, identifiable populations of children read below age-expectations, and the need for effective interventions remains pressing. Indigenous populations across the globe tend to have reading outcomes lower than comparative general populations. This is a critical issue in Australia's Northern Territory where Indigenous students are far less likely to meet minimum reading standards. There is some evidence to suggest that computer-based instruction may be of particular benefit to struggling readers. To redress reading disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, a multisite single-blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of the ABRACADABRA web-based reading tool,

Citation

Wolgemuth, J.R., Savage, R., Helmer, J., Harper, H., Lea, T., Abrami, P.C., Kirby, A., Chalkiti, K., Morris, P., Carapetis, J. & Louden, W. (2013). ABRACADABRA aids Indigenous and non-Indigenous early literacy in Australia: Evidence from a multisite randomized controlled trial. Computers & Education, 67(1), 250-264. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2013.04.002

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