ELiS (Evidence based promotion of reading in schools) is a European cooperative project, in which six educational institutions from Austria, Germany, South Tirol and Romania take part. The goal is to ensure the long-lasting reading competence of children in primary school and thus to provide a report for educational justice in Europe. Success of this program should come from the testing of two innovative steps in the promotion of reading.
The first goal rests on sustainable planning, design and reflection of reading and understanding processes for general and field-integrated reading with special consideration for pupils with poor basic skills.
The second goal emphasizes the strengthening of the teaching profession. According to the European document «Rethinking Education», teachers are the key to the improvement of learning outcomes from pupils. Therefore another priority of the project is the expansion and growth of competence for teachers in the area of reading promotion.
The third goal focuses on the minimization of weak reading performance through sustainable and efficient education. Through international collaboration in this project we can ensure an education for teachers in the future which has at its center equal educational opportunity for all children.
Two innovations will be compared with one another in this project. In one the current systematic reading course «Lesen. Das Training» by Andrea Bertschi-Kaufmann will be implemented in practice. In the other, a field-integrated reading training called «Filius» will be used, which focuses on general comprehensive reading and especially on field-specific reading. Through the implementation of these two different reading trainings we should find out which predictors can guarantee reading success with kids in the second and third grades of primary school.
Creation of a field-integrated training
Analysis of both innovations (evaluation of test results)