Does learning to read in a second language always put the child at a disadvantage ? Some counterevidence from Morocco

  title={Does learning to read in a second language always put the child at a disadvantage ? Some counterevidence from Morocco},
  author={Daniel A. Wagner and Jennifer Spratt and ABDELKADER EZZAKI},
Researchers have gathered a variety of evidence to support the theory that learning to read in one's "mother tongue" or first language enhances a child's achievement relative to that of children obliged to learn to read in a second language. Evidence collected primarily in Europe and America has been applied by international organizations to support early mother-tongue education programs in many Third World countries. The data reported in this article suggest that a general application of this… CONTINUE READING


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