November 2018: Does reading literacy instruction vary according to language or culture? Similarities and differences in English-, German- and French-speaking education systems in PIRLS 2016Lafontaine, Dominique Dupont, Virginie Schillings, Patricia
PIRLS 2016 data from eight education systems were used to examine how teachers from three different language groups differed in their teaching of reading literacy. Teaching reading practices differed substantially between the three linguistic/cultural groups. In English-speaking systems, effective practices for establishing reading literacy seem well implemented, but there is still room for more consistent implementation in German-speaking and French-speaking education systems.