• Journal Article

Functional literacy in Moroccan school children

Citation

Spratt, J., Seckinger, B., & Wagner, D. A. (1991). Functional literacy in Moroccan school children. Reading Research Quarterly, 26(2), 178-195.

Abstract

Examines the performance of Moroccan children on a series of common household literacy tasks, and whether their performance on these tasks was related to school literacy skills, school experience, and other factors. Finds that although the children had learned many skills relevant to household literacy tasks, they demonstrated only partial knowledge of spatial and monetary conventions and contextual knowledge.