Search results for author:"Alois Niggli"
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Explaining differences in reading motivation between immigrant and native students: The role of parental involvement
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 64, No. 1 (2014) pp. 12–25
Immigrant students usually report high levels of academic interest and motivation compared to their native peers. Given the important role that parents play in fostering their children's academic motivation, this article focuses on aspects of...
Does family make a difference? Mid-term effects of a school/home-based intervention program to enhance reading motivation
Learning and Instruction Vol. 22, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 79–91
This study examined the effects of a school/home-based intervention program designed to enhance the reading motivation and comprehension of Swiss fourth graders (
Effectiveness of an extracurricular program for struggling readers: A comparative study with parent tutors and volunteer tutors
Caroline Villiger; Silke Hauri; Annette Tettenborn; Erich Hartmann; Catherine Näpflin; Isabelle Hugener; Alois Niggli
Learning and Instruction Vol. 60, No. 1 (April 2019) pp. 54–65
This study reviews the effectiveness of an extracurricular paired reading program to enhance the reading of struggling readers. For the first time, two program conditions are compared within one study: parent tutors and volunteer tutors. The program ...
The Janus-faced nature of time spent on homework: Using latent profile analyses to predict academic achievement over a school year
Learning and Instruction Vol. 39, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 97–106
Homework time and achievement are only modestly associated, whereas homework effort has consistently been shown to positively predict later achievement. We argue that time spent on homework can be an important predictor of achievement when combined...