Part Time, 5th year
Literacy Learning in an Educational Context in Cyprus
My research investigates how Greek-Cypriot children construct knowledge as they participated in school- based activities in a sociolinguistic context that is characterised by the existence of two forms of language - Standard Modern Greek (official language) and the Greek-Cyprus dialect. It also examines the bilingual literacy landscape in Cyprus (i.e. the wider context) and the particular way in which the literacy development of students (with and without dyslexia-type literacy difficulties) is constructed in this context. The study is based in my own classroom in Cyprus and uses ethnography as its methodology.
Specific learning difficulties and Dyslexia
Dr Deirdre Martin