Steklács, János Profile Page
Steklács, János
Prof. Ph.D
Kecskemét College, Hungary

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2009 | Professor of Kecskemet College Teacher Training Faculty, head of Institute of Human Sciences
  • 2007-2008 | Kecskemet College Teacher Training Faculty, head of Institute of Modern Linguistics and Literature Studies
  • 2005-2007 | Kecskemet College Teacher Training Faculty, head of Department of Hungarian Language and Literature
  • 2006-2008 | President of Hungarian Reading Association
  • 2000-2006 | Member of IDEC (International Reading Association, International Development of European Committee)
  • 2004 | PhD degree at the University of Pécs: Thesis on „Functional Illiteracy In Hungary”
  • Since 1996 | lecturer, trainer and researcher of Kecskemet College Teacher Training Faculty
  • 1996 | Qualification as Hungarian language and literature teacher at the University of Pécs (specialization: Hungarology, Hungarian as a foreign language)
  • 1990-1996 | Teacher-training studies at the University of Miskolc and at the at the University of Pécs
  • 1998-1990 | soldier of Hungarian army
  • 1988-1998 | assistant teacher of special need children
  • 1988 | School graduation certificate from Kossuth Lajos Academic Grammar School, Cegléd

Main Publications

In English:

  • Functional Literacy Research and Program at Bács-Kiskun County Prison in Kecskemét. Unity and Diversity in Literacy Development. The Central European Conference on Reading. Ed.: Peter Gavora, Olga Zapotocna. International Reading Association, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 2000. pp.: 196-202.
  • The Construction, Purposes and Results of the Monitored Functional Literacy Research an Program in Hungary. Dublin City University, Irish Reading Association. Dublin 12 p. 2001.
  • Steklács, János & Csíkos, Csaba: Developing Reading Strategies Among 4th Grade Students in Hungary. New Mexico Journal of Reading Vol. 3, 15–21
  • Csíkos, Cs. & Steklács, J. (2009, in press): Metacognition-based reading intervention programs among 4th grade Hungarian students. In Efkides, A. & Misailidi, P. (Eds.): Trends and prospects in metacognition research. Springer, US.
  • Teaching Cognitive and Metacognitive Reading Strategies. In Garbe, Ch. Holle, K, Weinhold, S. (Eds.) Teaching Adolescent Struggling Readers. A Comparative Study of Good Practices in European Countries. Peter Lang, Hamburg, Germany. (2009, in press)

More details:

Research & Projects

Non-formal and informal learning. Ddevelopment of the national library system
A county wide cooperation for development of reading attitudes, habits.
TÁMOP-project (EU-HU)
Status: expert
Duration: 2009-2011

Frames and standards of evaluation „Development of diagnostical assessments”
A research and evaluation project coordinated by University of Szeged, on National Education system in Hungary. Promotion of educational system, controlling of outcome results for grade 1-6th.
TÁMOP-project (EU-HU)
Status: expert
Duration: 2009-2011

"ADORE” Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers. A Comparative Study of Good Practice in European Countries
A Socrates project (EU)
Status: core-partner, coordinator of Hungarian team
Duration: 2006-2009

Integration of gipsy students in developing region
Interprofessional cooperation among institutional, and civil organizations for integration of gipsy students in developing regions of Hungary.
A Socrates project (EU-HU)
Status: Coordinator
Duration: 1998

Research Focus:
Adult literacy, functional literacy, literacy and education in prisons, metacognition (self regulated reading), and the teaching of reading strategies in subject matter disciplines.