Search results for author:"Eve Kikas"
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Learning and Instruction Vol. 8, No. 5 pp. 439–454
A longitudinal study of the influence of education on the children's ability to define and explain astronomical concepts (equator, axis, orbit, day/night cycle and seasonal changes) was carried out. The initial analysis was conducted of the way the...
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Vol. 52, No. 5 (October 2008) pp. 459–480
Introducing information and communication technology (ICT) into education has had an impact on the teacher role perception. To learn about the perceptions of primary school teachers who regularly use computers in teaching, their role and the impact...
Does early reading instruction promote the rate of acquisition? A comparison of two transparent orthographies
Piret Soodla; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Pekka Niemi; Eve Kikas; Gintautas Silinskas; Jari-Erik Nurmi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 38, No. 1 (August 2015) pp. 14–23
This study examines the development of children's reading skills in two transparent orthographies, Estonian and Finnish. Formal reading instruction begins one year earlier in Estonia than in Finland; thus, it was expected that Estonian children...
Profiles of teaching practices and reading skills at the first and third grade in Finland and Estonia
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 64, No. 1 (May 2017) pp. 150–161
The Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure was used to observe 91 first-grade and 70 third-grade teachers in Estonia and Finland. Using a person-oriented approach, four profiles of teaching practices were identified in grade 1: the child...