Fonds AR012 - Aula Bell fonds

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Aula Bell fonds

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  • 1980-1989 (Creation)
    Bell, Aula, 1923-

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1.3 m of textual records;2 sound cassettes;2 video reels

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Aula Bell was born in Kalvia, Finland. She received a B.Ed and M.A. in psychology and linguistics at the University of Victoria in 1970 and 1982. During her studies, she developed the work of her supervisor, Professor John Downing, by constructing and implementing a test to assess the ability of children to hear phonemes. She taught for many years at Forest Park Elementary School in Nanaimo, promoting the use of phonemes as a tool to teaching reading skills.

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The fonds consists of research data, research literature and index, testing kit and wooden blocks, presentation package and audio-visual tapes, subject files, Open Court wall charts, numerous articles and a booklet written by Bell entitled "Phonemes: A Parents Guide to Beginning Reading".

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-122

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