ERIC Number: EJ634483
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Origins of the Present-Day Chasm between Adult Literacy Needs and School Literacy Instruction.
Venezky, Richard L.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v4 n1 p19-39 2000
Argues that while the literacy needs of the adult center primarily on obtaining information from nonfictional texts, literacy instruction in the schools concentrates on fictional texts and literary appreciation. Demonstrates the origins of this chasm in the socialization of schooling over the last 300 years in America. Presents a plan for making literacy instruction more congruent with society's literacy needs. (RS)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430.