Improving Literacy In America: Guidelines From Research

March 21, 2005|
Improving Literacy In America: Guidelines From Research by Frederick J. Morrison
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An alarmingly high number of American students continue to lack proficiency in reading, math, and science. The various attempts to address this problem have all too often resulted in "silver bullet" solutions such as reducing class size or implementing voucher programs. But as the authors of this critically important book show, improving literacy also requires an understanding of complex and interrelated social issues that shape a child's learning. More than twenty years of research demonstrate that literacy success is determined by a combination of sociocultural forces including parenting, preschool, classroom instruction, and other factors that have a direct impact on a child's development.
Here, Frederick J. Morrison, Heather J. Bachman, and Carol McDonald Connor present the most up-to-date research on the diverse factors that relate to a child's literacy development from preschool through early elementary school. Urging greater emphasis on the immediate sources of influence on children, the authors warn against simple, single solutions that ignore other pivotal aspects of the problem. In a concluding chapter, the authors propose seven specific recommendations for improving literacy-recommendations that can make a real difference in American education.
Title:Improving Literacy In America: Guidelines From ResearchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 2005Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300194641

ISBN - 13:9780300194647

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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