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ERIC Number: ED284198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8428-2227-5
Illiteracy: A National Dilemma.
Harman, David
Intended for educators, politicians, and the corporate community, this book examines the facts and the serious implications of the complicated problem of illiteracy, placing it squarely within the context of America's history and current cultural environment, and recommending far-reaching, programmatic solutions rather than "quick fixes." The book is divided into seven chapters, as follows: (1) "What Is Literacy?"; (2) "Literacy in History"; (3) "Literacy and Illiteracy in the United States Today: A Question of Values"; (4) "The Contexts of Literacy and Reading: Blaming the Schools"; (5) "Literacy and Learning"; (6) "Lessons from Literacy Programs"; and (7) "Why Be Literate?" Notes are appended. (NKA)
Cambridge Book Company, 888 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10106 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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