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PIRLS 2016 Encyclopedia

The PIRLS 2016 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Reading is a comprehensive guide to reading instruction around the world. Each PIRLS 2016 country and benchmarking participant authored a chapter and completed the PIRLS 2016 Curriculum Questionnaire. The chapters describe the structure of each education system, the reading curricula in the primary grades, and overall policies related to reading instruction. The Curriculum Questionnaire data together with the chapters provide a uniquely extensive portrait of global reading education, and make the PIRLS 2016 Encyclopedia an indispensable resource for policy and research in comparative education.

Edited by: Ina V.S. Mullis, Michael O. Martin, Shirley Goh, and Caroline Prendergast

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