ERIC Number: ED465839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Urban High School's Challenge: Ensuring Literacy for Every Child. 2002 Carnegie Challenge.
de Leon, Anne Grosso
As demands for more complex literacy skills have increased, and competition in economic and technological arenas at home and abroad have grown more intense, many U.S. students enter high school with literacy skills unequal to this challenge. In U.S. society, where the information base doubles every 5 years, an educated citizenry is essential. Literacy gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged people are growing. While the general population is aspiring to unprecedented higher literacy levels, progress in achieving these levels has stagnated. Congress and the federal government have recognized the importance of reducing gaps in literacy between advantaged and disadvantaged groups and have declared reading a national priority and committed significant funding. School districts nationwide have begun to address the need for effecting systemic change in the teaching of reading to high school students. This report describes some of the approaches being used, which include the genre approach, the disciplinary approach, the talent development approach, and the apprenticeship approach. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Apprenticeships, Disadvantaged Youth, Equal Education, Government Role, High School Students, High Schools, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Talent Development, Urban Schools
Carnegie Corporation of New York, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Web site: http://www.carnegie.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.