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Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., Carter, J., Alston, A., & Sargeant, S. (2024, March). Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools. Paper presented at NARST 2024 Science Education for the rest of us, Denver, USA

Scientific literary materials (SLMs) present science content in genres such as narratives and poems as well as traditional non-fiction genres. SLMs have the potential to engage children and teachers who are non-science enthusiasts or specialists wit... Read More about Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context (2024)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Podpadec, T., Pillay, P., Babayiğit, S., & Gazu, K. A. (2024). A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context. Educational Research and Evaluation, 29(1-2), 69-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2024.2314522

International comparative measures show that South Africa has extremely low standards in reading. A variety of programmes aimed at boosting reading have been developed, however, the effectiveness of these programmes is unclear. Prior reviews of effec... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context.

Somali 'influencers' in and beyond a school community using funds of knowledge to influence family and children's reading engagement (2022)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Mohammad, H., & Aidid, F. (2022). Somali 'influencers' in and beyond a school community using funds of knowledge to influence family and children's reading engagement. Educational Futures, 13(2),

Identifying approaches to enable traditionally ‘hard to reach’ children and families engage with book choice, book sharing and reading, has been an area for research and development for some years. Ensuring families have access to books is an essenti... Read More about Somali 'influencers' in and beyond a school community using funds of knowledge to influence family and children's reading engagement.