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The Reading Crisis: Why Poor Children Fall Behind


reviewed by Susanna W. Pflaum 1992

coverTitle: The Reading Crisis: Why Poor Children Fall Behind
Author(s): Jeanne S. Chall, Vicki A. Jacobs, Luke Baldwin
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674748859, Pages: , Year: 1991
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This volume presents findings related to the literacy development of children in grades 2 through 7 by Jeanne Chall and Catherine E. Snow, funded by the National Institute of Education.1 Written in a clear, accessible style, the book is intended for educators and policymakers. The study examines specific aspects of reading, writing, and language development in low-income children in order (1) to trace the course of development and to determine if development in these children differs from that in the greater population, (2) to investigate whether the rate of growth of language and literacy skills decelerates across the target grade levels, (3) to study the effects of both home and school on development, and (4) to determine what ways are effective to improve development of language and literacy; The study looks at literacy in school and at home through tests of reading, examinations of writing samples, language tests, and observations... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 1, 1992, p. 179-184
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 189, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 10:30:14 PM

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