Luísa Araújo

Affiliation – Insituto Superior de Educação e Ciências/Joint Research Centre, European Commission


Seniority – Intermediate


I have a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Delaware, with a concentration in literacy studies and bilingual education. My research interests include literacy and early reading development and second language learning. I currently work for the European Commission at the Joint Research Centre in Italy where I conduct research for evidence-based policy support in the area of education.



Araújo, L. (2016)​. Avaliação da Leitura: PIRLS 2011 [Evaluating Reading: PIRLS 2011]. In Fernando Azevedo e Ângela Balça (Eds.), Leitura e Educação Literária. Lisboa: Lidel.

Araújo, L. (2016)​. English Language Learning (4rd E). In C. Vukelich, J. Christie and B. Enz (Eds.), Helping young children learn language and literacy: Birth through kindergarten (pp. 35-37). NY: Pearson.

Araújo, L., & Costa, P. (2015). Home Book Reading and Reading Achievement in EU Countries: The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2011 (PIRLS) Educational Research and Evaluation, 21(5-6), 422-438. DOI:10.1080/13803611.2015.1111803

Araújo, L., Morais, J., & Costa, A. (2013). Assessments of Reading Comprehension: Different Measures, Different Explanatory Variables. L1– Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 13, 1-21. Universiteit van Amsterdam, Instituut voor de Lerarenopleiding. ISSN 1578-6617. Scopus

Lopes, J. A., Spear-Swerling, L., Oliveira, C. R., Velasquez, M. G., Almeida, L. S., Araújo, L. (2014)​. Ensino da leitura no 1.º ciclo do ensino básico: Crenças, conhecimentos e formação dos professores [Teaching reading in primary school: Beliefs, skills and teaching training]. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

Araújo, L. (2014)​. Reading literacy achievement. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp.5404-5406). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 978-94-007-0752-8.

Araújo, L. (2014). Special features on ELL Learners (5th Edition). In J. Christie, B. Henz, C. Vukelich & K. Roskos (Eds.), Teaching Language and Literacy: Preschool Through the Elementary Grades (pp. 53-55, 114-116, 254-255, 291, 349-351). NY: Pearson.

Araújo, L. (2012). Helping ELL children develop conversational and academic language skills (3rd E). In C. Vukelich, J. Christie and B. Enz (Eds.), Helping young children learn language and literacy: Birth through kindergarten (pp. 40-42, 113-114). NY: Pearson.

Morais, J., Araújo, L., Leite, I., Carvalho, C., Fernandes, S., & Querido, L. (2012). Criar Leitores [Raising Readers]. Lisboa: LivPsi.

Araújo, L. (2011). Portugal numa europa que se quer multilingue [Portugal in a multilingual Europe]. In Ensinar uma segunda língua, pp. 39-58. Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. Lisboa: Relógio de Água.