Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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.