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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 “Perfect Educational Storm”

The “Perfect Educational Storm”

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Improving Literacy in America

Frederick J. Morrison

Yale University Press

Significant changes in both parenting and teaching over the last half century have serious negative consequences for some children's educational achievement. This historical convergence is termed the “perfect educational storm.” This chapter discusses the historical trends and their impact in the state of literacy in America's children. It examines the psychological impacts and demographic and social trends relevant to child development and literacy.

Keywords:   parenting, teaching, educational achievement, educational storm, literacy, psychological impacts, demographic trends, social trends

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