Projects

Professor Korat led longitudinal studies that focused on Hebrew and Arabic-speaking families. Her study focused on the home literacy environment, parental beliefs, parental behaviors and children’s language and literacy development from kindergarten to first grade. Professor Korat also took part in an intervention project with 220 Ethiopian families (new immigrants – “Olim”) for supporting young children and their parent’s literacy. The intervention was based on special software developed for this community. This project was fully sponsored by the Jewish Agency. In the last decade, professor Korat has been researching the effects of technology on young children’s learning. She especially investigates the potential of electronic books to support language and literacy development of children from low income families, and children at risk for literacy acquisition. Her projects were sponsored by the “Israel Science Foundation” (ISF). In 2010 she organized a workshop (sponsored by the ISF) for leading international researchers on “Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Risk”. In 2013 she was invited to by Southwest Institute for Families and Children (Arizona, USA) to take a leading part in the international conference “eBooks in Early Literacy: Science, Design, Decision”.