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eBook Literacy in America: Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions ePub

by Elaine H. Gordon,Edward E. Gordon

  • ISBN: 0275955249
  • Category: Schools and Teaching
  • Subcategory: Education
  • Author: Elaine H. Gordon,Edward E. Gordon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (December 30, 2002)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1842 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1174 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 858

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Edward E. Gordon and Elaine H. Gordon. Literacy in America: Historie Journey and Contemporary Solutions Foreword by Gerald Gutek. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. Robert A. Levin (a1).

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Edward and Elaine Gordon's book offers much stronger coverage of the historical aspects of literacy than of the contemporary issues. Over three-quarters of the work deals with the period before 1900. This arrangement suits the Gordons' major argument. Their primary focus is on exploring the variety of ways in which people have attained literacy. The bulk of the book describes the pre-20th century acquisition of literacy, for in this period-before the wide spread establishment of compulsory, publicly-funded schools-the methods for learning to read and write varied most.

Literacy in America Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions. Literacy in America Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions. Gordon, Edward . Gordon, Elaine H. SUMMARY. By focusing on people rather than statistics, the study explores the many literary agents, methods and materials used at different times and places in American history. Gordon, Edward E. is the author of 'Literacy in America Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions', published 2002 under ISBN 9780275978648 and ISBN 0275978648.

This book is the first comprehensive history of how the American people achieved varying degrees of literacy from early colonial times to the modern era. The authors demonstrate that literacy education is not synonymous with schooling.

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This book is the first comprehensive history of how the American people achieved varying degrees of literacy from early colonial times to the modern era. The authors demonstrate that literacy education is not synonymous with schooling. By focusing on people rather than statistics, including literacy among women and minority groups, they explore the literacy agents, methods, and materials used at different times and places throughout the history of the country.

The authors define literacy as the degree of interaction with written text that enables individuals to be productive members of their societies. Family literacy is essential to awakening the personal responsibility and motivation necessary for children to develop a love of reading. This effort requires more intensive collaboration procedures between the home and the school, some of which are detailed here. Based largely on primary materials, this historical survey reveals important lessons from the past that can be applied to achieve higher levels of 21st- century literacy.

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Nern Nern
Book Review: Gordon&Gordon, Literacy in America, Westport/London: Praeger, 2003
ISBN 0-275-978648, paperback 352 pages, $ 24.95
This "Historic Journey" is indeed a unique approach to educational history, as it avoids boring statistics and their analysis. In a narrative which uses many biographical accounts of personal achievements - from Colonial times until the turn into the 21st century, it is convincingly shown that education is far more than schooling, and that people get educated not only in schools, but sometimes even "in spite of" schools.
The authors, husband and wife, draw from their expertise as professional educators. Their research is combined with practical experience in both formal education (schools) and alternatives (e.g. tutoring, library) which makes for a most enjoyable, readable documentation. It should be mandatory reading for all who want to become teachers, and also for parents who really care for their children. In view of the fact that there are about 850 million illiterate people in the world, (and quite a few of them are living in America!), this book should be read and carefully studied by those politicians who come up -- every now-and-then -- with their wonderful (but mostly useless) solutions to the problem of literacy.
Hans A. Schieser, PhD
Professor emeritus, DePaul University Chicago
July 2003
Wafi Wafi
The Gordons have written a highly interesting and easily readable history of the educational process in America from the 1600's to modern times. It is interesting to learn how the educational process worked in earlier times compared to our modern school system. The Gordons make frequent use of 'first hand' accounts by quoting from journals, newspapers and diaries. This aspect alone is facinating. It is also interesting to read how education was viewed differently in different areas of the country and how it was possible for to receive a good basic education if people,even slaves, were determined enough to seek it out. The Gordons show many examples of how crucial parental support is in the education process. Even today when schools provide the actual educational product, it is up to parents to insure that their children are receiving quality instruction. Unfortunately, as the book shows (p.289) over 58% of recent American high school graduates fail to meet an international literacy standard. This is the result of a general apathy which exists toward education in our country. This is troublesome when you realize that 66% of workers are employed in the service sector of our economy. The Gordons focus on these problems in the last chapter of their book. Our country is facing a literacy crisis. I believe this book should be mandatory reading for parents as well as educators.
Rich Vulture Rich Vulture
Book Review: Gordon&Gordon, Literacy in America, Westport/London: Praeger, 2003
ISBN 0-275-978648, paperback 352 pages, $ 24.95
This "Historic Journey" is indeed a unique approach to educational history, as it avoids boring statistics and their analysis. In a narrative which uses many biographical accounts of personal achievements - from Colonial times until the turn into the 21st century, it is convincingly shown that education is far more than schooling, and that people get educated not only in schools, but sometimes even "in spite of" schools.
The authors, husband and wife, draw from their expertise as professional educators. Their research is combined with practical experience in both formal education (schools) and alternatives (e.g. tutoring, library) which makes for a most enjoyable, readable documentation. It should be mandatory reading for all who want to become teachers, and also for parents who really care for their children. In view of the fact that there are about 850 million illiterate people in the world, (and quite a few of them are living in America!), this book should be read and carefully studied by those politicians who come up -- every now-and-then -- with their wonderful (but mostly useless) solutions to the problem of literacy.
Hans A. Schieser, PhD
Professor emeritus, DePaul University Chicago
July 2003
Kiaile Kiaile
Only comprehensive US history of literacy. Very well written. Good coverage of literacy's impact on specfic ethnic groups.