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Alexander Bianchi, EDU 380: IPDS Italy
Faculty Mentor: Professor Sherri Weber, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
This study seeks to compare and contrast the way that students use literacy techniques while reading in Italian schools, versus how students perform these tasks in American schools. The research focuses on the use of phonics and decoding systems in the classroom, as well as examining how these relate to the relative fluency and automaticity in each given setting. Data was collected in a qualitative manner, and draws upon first-hand experiences in schools in America, as compared to first-hand experiences from observing Italian classrooms. Travel to Italy will occur during January 2020 and all data on Italian schools will be collected during this time. Post-travel, experiences from Italian schools forms my analysis of how literacy techniques differ or relate between the two areas.
Bianchi, Alexander, "Decoding Strategies in American and Italian Schools" (2020). Education. 22nd Annual Student Research and Creativity Conference. SUNY Buffalo State.