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ERIC Number: EJ816764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence--Executive Summary
Arts Education Policy Review, v110 n1 p9-19 Fall 2008
In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published "Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America." This detailed study showed that Americans in almost every demographic group were reading fiction, poetry, and drama--and books in general--at significantly lower rates than 10 or 20 years earlier. The declines were steepest among young adults. More recent findings attest to the diminished role of voluntary reading in American life. These new statistics come from a variety of reliable sources, including large, nationally representative studies conducted by other federal agencies. Here, an executive summary of the NEA's 2004 report is presented. (Contains 30 tables, 6 figures and 12 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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