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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
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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.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 05, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15513, Date Accessed: 4/21/2021 12:36:59 AM

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  • Glenda Allen-Jones
    Southern University at New Orleans
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    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.
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