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Journal Article: A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR 2007: INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF ADOLESCENT LITERACY TO HELP CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Journal Article » A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR 2007: INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF ADOLESCENT LITERACY TO HELP CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

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ACADEMIC achievement, ACHIEVEMENT gap, TEENAGERS, EDUCATION, READING, LITERACY, READING comprehension, HIGH schools, STUDENTS -- Social conditions, STUDENTS -- Attitudes

Authors

Donlevy, Jim

Published

2007

Abstract

The academic Achievement Gap persists even as calls intensify to close it. One fruitful area for helping to address achievement disparities is adolescent literacy. Although a great deal is known about teaching reading in the early grades, not as much is known about middle and high school literacy, areas where the Achievement Gap becomes more pronounced. This article reviews previous New Year's resolutions, calls for greater understanding of adolescent literacy, and describes some recommendations for reducing achievement disparities among children. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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