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A Good Start Is Not Enough: What It Will Take to Improve Adolescent Literacy


by Timothy Shanahan & Cynthia R. Hynd-Shanahan — September 05, 2006

Reading instruction has been reformed successfully in the primary grades, but with no consequent improvement in adolescent literacy. This commentary asks the question: What changes can the states and federal government make to education policy that will boost adolescent reading achievement?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12696, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 5:10:22 PM

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  • Timothy Shanahan
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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    TIMOTHY SHANAHAN is professor of urban education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is president of the International Reading Association.
  • Cynthia Hynd-Shanahan
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    CYNTHIA SHANAHAN is executive director of the Council of Teacher Education and professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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