Academic difficulties and early literacy deprivation: The case of ethiopians in israel

Elisheva Barkon, Eleanor Avinor

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Abstract

The following paper investigates a possible link between academic difficulties and early literacy deprivation among the immigrant Ethiopian population in Israel. An analysis of five interviews with Pre-Academic students at Haifa University suggests that a deprived literacy background can have lasting effects long after the person becomes literate and multilingual. This finding underscores the importance of literacy exposure in early childhood and first language (LI) maintenance for language minority students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-209
Number of pages9
JournalLanguage, Culture and Curriculum
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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