3rdInternational Pedagogic and Linguistic ERL CONFERENCE

Hungary / University of Szeged, Juhász Gyula Teacher Training Faculty / PhD
ERLIII title: How can vocabulary of school books decrease inequality in school achievement (THU-S2-15.20)
ERLIII abstract:
The aim of my study is to show strategies which decrease inequalities in school achievement through rethinking the vocabulary of school books. Nagy (2004) measured the vocabulary in common texts and found 95% of them consist of 5000 basic words. Nagy tested the average vocabulary of children at the age of 10, and found they can recognize 4000 words. Varga (2008) examined school books and counted 40 000 words.