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Education - Language and Literacy Research

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This introductory resource guide is for UVic Faculty of Education students looking for supplementary resources held by UVic Libraries on the topic of language and literacy research.  Your best source of information for an introduction to research in language and literacy is your instructor or supervisor.  Ask them for their recommendations of useful introductory resources.  Let me know if you have recommendations for additional resources to be listed on this guide.

Sometimes students ask me where they can find information on trends in language and literacy research.  There are many videos on language and literacy research uploaded on youtube, below are some of my recommendations.  Be sure to also ask your instructor or supervisor for their suggestions.

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Introductory Video Clip--Prof. Deborah Begoray

A number of scholars in UVic's Faculty of Education focus on literacy and language research.  Here is an interview with Profesor Deborah Begoray.            

Introductory Video Clip--Prof. Catherine Snow

For a sense of American research trends, have a look at this AERA interview with Prof. Catherine Snow.  Prof. Snow teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  AERA's youtube channel has many other relevant videos.          

Introductory Video Clip--Prof. Dorthe Bleses

For a sense of international research trends, have a look at this presentation on language and literacy development for children at risk given by Professor Dorthe Blese, the Head of The Centre for Child Research at The University of Southern Denmark.  Prof. Bleses gave this presentation at the TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research at Aarhus University in 2013.