Search results for author:"Marja Kristiina Lerkkanen"
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Maternal literacy teaching, causal attributions and children’s literacy skills in Finnish-speaking and language minority families
Riitta Sikiö; Leena Holopainen; Martti Siekkinen; Gintautas Silinskas; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Jari-Erik Nurmi
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 77, No. 1 (2016) pp. 99–108
This study investigated the effect of mothers’ (language minority group mothers, LM, n=49, and Finnish speaking mothers, MP, n=368) literacy teaching at home, and mothers’ causal attributions of their children’s (mean age 11.48 years) literacy...
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...
Jaana Viljaranta; Gintautas Silinskas; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Riikka Hirvonen; Eija Pakarinen; Anna-Maija Poikkeus; Jari-Erik Nurmi
Learning and Instruction Vol. 56, No. 1 (August 2018) pp. 54–63
The present study used a sample of 365 children to investigate the longitudinal associations between maternal homework assistance (i.e., help, monitoring, and autonomy granting) and children's task-persistent behavior in learning situations from...