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Tanya Kaefer

Director Joint PhD in Educational Studies
Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (705) 330-4010ext. 2616
Office Location: 
Office Hours: 
Tues/Thurs 11am - 1pm
Academic Qualifications: 

PhD, Duke University, 2009

Date joined Lakehead: 
August, 2012
Research Interests: 
  • Sources of children’s knowledge; and how this knowledge may influence their language and reading development in early education
  • How early language experiences and media exposure prepare children for the challenges of reading
  • Investigating the cognitive processes underlying early reading and vocabulary development
  • Social transmission of vocabulary and concept knowledge
  • Knowledge development among lower-SES populations