Paris, 14 november 2013
(1) In the French educational system, primary and secondary schools in the Zones d'Education Prioritaires (priority education areas, or ZEPs) are given additional resources and greater autonomy to deal with exceptional academic and social difficulties. They were created by the French Ministry of Education in 1981 following an inter-ministerial order and were aimed at lowering dropout rates. While the ZEP program was officially discontinued in 2006-2007, replaced by other measures under different names (APV, RAR, CLAIR, ECLAIR, etc.), the acronym is still widely used within the French educational system.
Reading Comprehension in a Large Cohort of French First Graders from Low Socio-Economic Status Families: A 7-Month Longitudinal Study. Edouard Gentaz, Liliane Sprenger-Charolles, Anne Theurel, Pascale Colé, Research Article, published 08 Nov 2013, PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0078608
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For further reading:
Apprendre… Oui Mais Comment? (“Learn, of Course, But How?”) E. Gentaz (Ed). ANAE N 123 – special issue. 2013.
Apprendre à Lire (“Learning to Read”). S. Dehaene (Dir), G. Dehaene-Lambertz, E. Gentaz, C. Huron, and L. Sprenger-Charolles. Editions Odile Jacob, 2011.
Lecture et Dyslexie: Approche Cognitive (“Reading and Dyslexia: A Cognitive Approach,” second edition). L. Sprenger-Charolles and P. Colé. Editions Dunod, 2013.
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