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Publisher Comments:

A provocative analysis of a hotly disputed, often politicized topic.How children are taught to read and how well they learn are perennially difficult issues in the United States. In this hard-hitting study, Gerald Coles argues that the very terms of today's arguments about learning are flawed. He urges Americans to worry about the best ways to teach reading-not a single "best way"-and about how politics, economics, and power in our unequal society affect our children's ability to read.

Book News Annotation:

Educational psychiatrist Coles attacks conservatives for meddling in methods of teaching reading and for suggesting that genetics and race may affect people's learning capabilities. On the contrary, he argues, the cogent factors are a student's health, emotional well being, nutrition, and socioeconomic status. All of these, he says, can and must be equalized else the schools will continue to fail children. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Gerald Coles writes often on literacy, learning, and psychology. He is the author of The Learning Mystique and has taught at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Rochester. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809064908
Subtitle:
The Debate over Literacy
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Author:
Coles, Gerald
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Literacy -- United States.
Subject:
Reading -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Educational Reform
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes Notes and an Index
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.51 in

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