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Impact of phonemic awareness instruction on the early phases of development in learning to read and spell

Grant number: 14/00711-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal Investigator:Maria Regina Maluf
Grantee:Renan de Almeida Sargiani
Supervisor: Linnea Carlson Ehri
Host Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: City University of New York, New York (CUNY), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/12602-5 - Early learning of reading and writing among children aged 3, 4 and 5 years: an experimental study on different types of training in phonemic segmentation, BP.DR


This is a proposal for Research Internship Abroad (BEPE-DR) at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC-CUNY) under the supervision of Professor Dr. Linnea Ehri. This internship is part of a larger PhD research project to be conducted by Renan Almeida Sargiani (FAPESP case no. 2013/12602-5). The purpose is to examine the benefit of two types of collective training in phonemic awareness on the early learning of reading and spelling skills. The participants will be Brazilian Portuguese speaking children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Professor Linnea Ehri is one of the world's leading researchers and critics of the area of cognitive psychology of reading. She has authored extensive publications on the topic addressed in the PhD research project. The internship abroad is important for allowing the PhD student access to specialized literature and mentoring on early reading and spelling development, phonemic awareness instruction, and more specifically on the phase theory of reading development. Phase theory was proposed by Professor Ehri. It is internationally recognized and has been widely investigated except in Brazil where few studies have been conducted. The work plan of the internship extends from 1st August 2014 to July 31st 2015 (12 months). The scheduled activities include: orientation meetings, analysis of data from a pilot study, training in research methods and data analysis, and participation in classes and courses offered at GC-CUNY. Completion of this internship will result in three concrete products: 1) analysis of pilot study data, 2) publication of a scientific article and 3) presentation of a study at an international congress. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SARGIANI, RENAN DE ALMEIDA; EHRI, LINNEA CARLSON; MALUF, MARIA REGINA. Orthographic mapping instruction to facilitate reading and spelling in Brazilian emergent readers. APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, v. 39, n. 6, . (13/12602-5, 14/00711-7)

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