Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements

Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research


reviewed by Glenda L. Allen-Jones — February 05, 2009

coverTitle: Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research
Author(s): Frederick J. Morrison, Heather J. Bachman, Carol McDonald Connor
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
ISBN: 0300106459, Pages: 240, Year: 2005
Search for book at Amazon.com

Literacy development is inclusive of reading, writing, speaking, listening and visualizing. The act of reading is influenced by cognitive, linguistic and social factors (Kuder & Hasit, 2002). Children who are exposed to early literacy experiences are placed upon a path of literacy acquisition that aids their later overall academic ability. The development of literacy skills has serious implications for the future of children: the types of jobs they will be able to pursue, the life chances they may access, and their ability to participate within our information driven society. Frederick J. Morrison, Heather J. Bachman and Carol McDonald Conner inform the reader in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research, that the discussion of literacy issues has been limited, focusing on singular solutions. The authors note research posits a more comprehensive approach in addressing literacy problems. The text takes a comprehensive approach in the coverage of literacy issues. The first... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 05, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15513, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 9:03:20 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Glenda Allen-Jones
    Southern University at New Orleans
    E-mail Author
    GLENDA L. ALLEN-JONES is currently an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Chair of the Early Childhood Department at Southern University at New Orleans. Dr. Allen-Jones has taught preservice elementary education and early childhood undergraduate and graduate students in higher education for the past nine years. Dr. Allen-Jones has conducted training for Head Start staff, teachers and parents in the areas of observation, assessment, literacy, and parent involvement. Dr. Allen-Jones has presented on family involvement in education at the Illinois Head Start Association Annual Training Conference, Chicago Public Schools Early Learning Conference and the American Educational Research Association Conference.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS