Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn is professor of Human Development at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and visiting professor at UCL, University of London, UK, and at CNU, Beijing, China. His research interests are: attachment across the life-span and in various clinical and non-clinical groups, cross-cultural dimensions of socio-emotional development, the neurobiology of parenting, and child care in group settings. He also conducts meta-analyses in these areas, and is involved in the development and evaluation of intervention methods to enhance quality of care in families and in institutional care settings.

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Adriana G. Bus

Adriana G. Bus is professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, an honorary professor at ELTE Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary, and professor emeritus of Leiden University, the Netherlands. As a former reading specialist at a reading clinic, she taught reading, writing, and learning problems at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. projects, among which several PhD studies on literacy in Zambia. She was involved in Dutch projects to stimulate literacy in preschool and kindergarten and young children’s homes (Boekenpret, Bookstart). She did experiments testing the reliability and validity of diagnostic testing in learning problems. She conducted several meta-analyses concerning literacy and performed experiments targeting book sharing, children’s emergent writing, and reading resistance in older children. She was one of the first to experiment with the possibilities of digital literacy materials for young children’s literacy development. In close collaboration with computer experts and instructional designers, she is currently developing an internet environment for young children to promote rich literacy experiences. She experiments with new digital book formats that benefit children’s meaning-making of narratives and their enjoyment of literature. She has published articles in leading journals in education, educational psychology, and child development.

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