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Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106459

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001

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The Scope of the Problem

The Scope of the Problem

(p.3) 1 The Scope of the Problem
Improving Literacy in America

Frederick J. Morrison

Yale University Press

The last ten to fifteen years saw little progress in the improvement of literacy in American students from elementary through high school. In this chapter, the extent, nature, and sources of America's literacy problems are explored. It briefly examines the role of environmental, socioeconomic, and racial/ethnic factors in the life of the preschool child. It also describes the role and importance of schooling and offers insights on the nature of learning in children.

Keywords:   literacy, preschool child, schooling, learning, children

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