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Achievement Gap in Reading : Complex Causes, Persistent Issues, Possible Solutions (Hardcover)

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In this volume prominent scholars, experts in their respective fields and highly skilled in the research they conduct, address educational and reading research from varied perspectives and address what it will take to close the achievement gap—with specific attention to reading. The achievement gap is redefined as a level at which all groups can compete economically in our society and have the literacy tools and habits needed for a good life.

Bringing valuable theoretical frameworks and in-depth analytical approaches to interpretation of data, the contributors examine factors that contribute to student achievement inside the school but which are also heavily influenced by out-of-school factors—such as poverty and economics, ethnicity and culture, family and community stratifications, and approaches to measurement of achievement. These out-of-school factors present possibilities for new policies and practice. The overarching theme is that achievement gaps in reading are complex and that multiple perspectives are necessary to address the problem. The breadth and depth of perspectives and content in this volume and its conceptualization of the achievement gap are a significant contribution to the field.

Educators today are trying to help all children become proficient in reading in order to close academic achievement gaps. In this volume prominent scholars, experts in their respective fields and highly skilled in the research they conduct, address educational and reading research with exceptional talent from varied perspectives and share, what in their learned opinion, based on research, it will take to close the achievement gap ? with attention to reading. Each brings a valuable theoretical framework and an in-depth analytical frame to their interpretation of data. The overarching theme in this book is that achievement gaps in reading are complex and that multiple perspectives are necessary to address the problem. The achievement gap is redefined as a level at which all groups can compete economically in our society and have the literacy tools and habits needed for a good life. The breadth and depth of the perspectives and content is unique. The conceptualization of the achievement gap is a significant contribution to the field.

Number of Pages: 232.0
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Literacy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: April 13, 2017
TCIN: 16991131
UPC: 9781138018785
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-1061

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