ERIC Number: EJ1058917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Don't Try to Bridge the Literacy Gap Alone
González, Ramón M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n6 p55-58 Mar 2015
The author is a middle school principal who has spent a decade working on improving literacy among his largely socio-economically disadvantaged student body. Experience and research have shown, the author says, that a successful effort to bridge the literacy gap between children who live in poverty and middle-class students requires a concerted effort by multiple school agencies, nonprofits, foundations, and others to provide the academic support and extracurricular opportunities they need but otherwise won't get.
Descriptors: Literacy, Achievement Gap, Economically Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Influences, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Middle Schools, Principals, Extended School Day, Educational Opportunities, After School Programs, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Educational Change, State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York