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School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences
BiographyDr Wang is a quantitative researcher and her research mainly focuses on the language and literacy development of English-speaking children, bilingual children, English Language Learners (ELLs), and Chinese-speaking children. I have examined metalinguistic and cognitive predictors of reading success in these populations. Specifically, I have studied the visual, phonological, morphological, and orthographical processes in vocabulary, word reading, and reading comprehension. My research takes a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparative perspective, comparing the literacy development of children from different language backgrounds and from different language learning environments. It aims at both generating reading theories and enhancing reading instruction.
Reading Literacy, Multilingual Education, Reading Motivation, Teacher Education, Digital Literacy, Early Reading Intervention