Reading in adolescence: What do we know and what can we do?
26 June 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Join this event to hear Jessie Ricketts present research on reading development in adolescence, exploring its link to spoken vocabulary knowledge, socio-economic status and the period when students transition from primary to secondary school.
This event is free.
Room C3.11UCL IOE20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
Please note this event has been postponed from 1 February.
Despite a widespread assumption that children can read when they leave primary education, nearly 20% of adolescents are not able to read simple texts accurately and with understanding.
Most research on reading has focused on children and adults, neglecting the intervening adolescent period. In this seminar, Jessie will introduce research evaluating her novel approach to promoting the amount that adolescents read in secondary school.
Finally, Jessie will summarise work that she has conducted with secondary schools on the identification of reading needs, and alignment of these needs with support and interventions.
This event will be particularly useful for educators, researchers, policy makers and parents.
About the Speaker
Professor Jessie Ricketts
Royal Holloway, University of London