America's Literacy Challenge: Teaching Adolescents to Read to Learn

America's Literacy Challenge: Teaching Adolescents to Read to Learn

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This edition of Carnegie Results reviews the Advancing Literacy program, which focuses on improving the literacy of students in grades 4-12. Though the effort was only begun in 2003, it has already made important inroads in tackling the challenge of improving adolescent literacy and in highlighting what has been done and what still needs to be done in this area. Results offers an early look at the issues and directions the program is pursuing as well as some preliminary lessons learned which provide some useful insights about the ability of our nation's youngsters, not only to read, but also to understand the content and depth of what they read, and how this may affect the future of our nation.
Citation: de Leon, Anne Grosso. America's Literacy Challenge: Teaching Adolescents to Read to Learn (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2005)
Program: Education