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    Illiteracy in the Ghetto

    Jane W. Torrey
    Examining the possible implications of dialect differences for learning to read, Dr. Torrey contends that it is cross-cultural variations in the social functions and significance of language, rather than minor structural differences, that create barriers to teaching and learning. The author calls for cultural and linguistic pluralism not only in grade school, but throughout this country's educational and occupational systems.

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    Summer 1970 Issue


    The Adult Literacy Process as Cultural Action for Freedom
    Paulo Freire
    An Overview
    David Harman
    Illiteracy in America
    Position Papers: The Politics of Reading
    Neil Postman
    Illiteracy in the Ghetto
    Jane W. Torrey
    Properly Literate
    Wayne O'Neil
    Illiteracy in America
    A Symposium
    Jeanne Chall, David Harman, Ephraim Isaac, Dorothy Jones, Frank Laubach, Robert Laubach, Wayne O'Neil
    Illiteracy in America
    Further Comment: The Role of the Volunteer Teacher
    Frank C. Laubach, Robert S. Laubach
    Literacy through Democratization of Education
    Armando Martinez
    The Problem of Reading is Solved
    Caleb Gattegno
    Reading, Writing, and Phonology
    Carol Chomsky
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