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ERIC Number: EJ463879
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Are Americans Reading Less? More?
Fowles, Jib
Phi Delta Kappan, v74 n9 p726-28,730 May 1993
Conventional wisdom dictates that television is responsible for a steep decline in literacy in United States. Because literacy has many definitions, it seems more productive to consider library circulation figures; average personal expenditures on books, magazines, and newspapers; and national surveys of reading habits. All indicate a growing consumption of books and magazines and a decline in newspaper reading. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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