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Improving Literacy in AmericaGuidelines from Research$
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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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Improving Literacy in America

Improving Literacy in America

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(p.173) 9 Improving Literacy in America
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Improving Literacy in America
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Frederick J. Morrison

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0009

This chapter offers recommendations for improving literacy in America, focusing particularly on reducing class size. Smaller classrooms succeed by focusing on proximal sources of influence that promote children's literacy skills. The chapter also recommends effective parenting, high-quality childcare, children's self-regulation, individualized instruction, improving the quality and status of teachers, and promoting dialogue and interaction between researchers and teachers.

Keywords:   literacy, class size, classrooms, literacy skills, parenting, childcare, self-regulation, individualized instruction, teachers, researchers

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