Video Presentations: Analfabetismul functional in Romania

Publications (ELIRA and ELIRA 2.0):

Dolean, D.D. & Lervag, A. (2021). Variation of homework assigned in elementary school can impact academic achievement. Forthcoming in The Journal of Experimental Education.

Dolean, D.D., Lervag, A., Visu-Petra, L. & Melby-Lervag, M. (2021). Language skills, and not executive functions, predict the development of reading comprehension: Evidence from an orthographically transparent language. Forthcoming in Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Pop, R. (2020). Challenges of teaching Roma minority how to read: What do we know and what can we do about it? Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Applied Research in Education, Prague, Czech Republic

Dolean, D.D. & Călugăr, A. (2020). How reliably can we measure a child’s true IQ: Socio-economic status can explain most of the inter-ethnic differences in general non-verbal abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02000

Dolean, D.D., Melby-Lervag, M., Tincas, I., Damsa, C. & Lervag, A. (2019). Achievement gap: Socioeconomic status affects reading development beyond language and cognition in children facing poverty. Learning and Instruction, Online first June 20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2019.101218.

Lervag, A., Dolean, D.D., Tincas, I. & Melby-Lervag, M. (2019). Socioeconomic Background, Nonverbal IQ and School Absence Affects the Development of Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in Children Living in Severe Poverty. Developmental Science, Online First May 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12858

Dolean, D.D., & Tincas, I. (2019). Cognitive factors explain inter-cultural variations of abilities in rhythm perception: The case of Roma minority. Psychology of Music, 47(5), 757–766. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735618766715

Dolean, D. D., Tincas, I. & Damsa, C. (2016). What factors influence the development of reading fluency of Roma children? The effects of whole-class repeated readings and school absenteeism. Studia Psychologia-Paedagogia, 2/2016, 5-14.

Dolean, D.D., Tincas, I. & Damsa, C. (2016). Enhancing the pre-literacy skills of Roma children: The role of socio-economic status and classroom interventions in the development of phonemic awareness. The New Education Review, 45(3), 39-51.


Conference presentations (ELIRA and ELIRA 2.0):

Dolean, D. D. (2021). How can we reliably monitor the progress of reading skills? Paper presentation to the International Convention of Council of Exceptional Children, March 2021.

Pop, R. (2020). Challenges of teaching Roma minority how to read: What do we know and what can we do about it? The 2nd International Conference of Applied Research in Education, Prague, Czech Republic

Dolean, D.D. & Damsa, C. (2017, August). Literacy development of Roma children over the summer break: Is it more than a socio-economic issue? Roundtable presentation at the bi-annual conference of European Association for Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland.

Dolean, D.D., Lervag, A., Melby-Lervag, M., Tincas, I. & Damsa, C. (2017, August). Low socio-economic status can harm not just the initial stage but also the growth of reading skills. Paper presentation at the annual conference of American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15 (Educational Psychology), Washington DC, USA.

Dolean, D.D., Tincas, I. & Damsa, C. (2017, April). Is summer reading loss universal? Roundtable presentation at the annual conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Dolean, D.D., Damsa, C. & Tincas, I. (2016, October). The role of socio-economic status and classroom interventions in the development of literacy skills of Roma children in Romania. Paper presented at the international conference Social Inclusion and Equal Opportunities – SIEO 2016, Timisoara, Romania.

Dolean, D.D. (2016, September). Invited speaker. The development of oral language and reading skills of monolingual and bilingual minority children: A comparative analysis. Invited presentation at the annual international “Collaborative Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics”, Barcelona, Spain.

Melby-Lervag, M., Dolean, D.D., Tincas, I., Damsa, C., & Lervag, A. (2016, July). Development of word decoding skills of Roma children: The impact of contextual factors. In Nag, S. (Chair) Interventions for language and literacy learning for difficult-to-reach children. Symposium conducted at the 23rd annual international convention of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading, Porto, Portugal.

Dolean, D.D. (2016, July). Keynote speaker. Educating children from diverse backgrounds. The impact of socio-economic status on literacy development. Lecture given at the 4th International Conference “Education, Reflection, Development”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Dolean, D. D. & Damsa, C. (2015, December). Early literacy of Roma children from Romania: Predictors, literacy levels and enhancement strategies (mid-term report). Paper presented at the international conference „Achievements and future steps”, Bucharest, Romania.

Dolean, D.D. (2015, July). Re-assessing the educational needs of Roma children: How does linguistic ability affect their literacy attainement? Paper presented at the 51st International Conference of United Kingdom Literacy Association, Nottingham , UK.