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ERIC Number: EJ664798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Stumped by Headlines: Investigating a Functional Knowledge Deficit.
Ungar, Sheldon
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v32 n3 p29-48 2002
Offers a theoretical analysis of ignorance in a knowledge society, asserting that the intense specialization demanded by a knowledge economy militates against a broader information society and gives rise to "reading reluctance." Presents results from a small-scale study, which found that students could identify only about 30 percent of common metaphors used in newspaper captions. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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