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Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor


An alarmingly high number of American students continue to lack proficiency in reading, maths, and science. The various attempts to address this problem have all too often resulted in “silver bullet” solutions such as reducing class sizes or implementing voucher programs. But this book shows, improving literacy also requires an understanding of complex and interrelated social issues that shape a child's learning. The book presents the most up-to-date research on the diverse factors that relate to a child's literacy development, from preschool to early elementary school.

Keywords: America, proficiency, reading, maths, science, class size, voucher program, literacy, learning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300106459
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick J. Morrison, author

Heather Bachman, author

Carol Connor, author

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