The purpose of this article is to present results from one segment of an 18-month research project concerning beginning reading instruction. The project was designed to identify conditions under which initial reading activities were implemented in 25 countries that use an alphabetic language system: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, Virgin Islands, and West Germany.
Collins, C. (1981). When Reading Instruction Begins and is Tested in 25 Countries that Use an Alphabetic Language System. Reading Horizons, 22 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol22/iss1/2