A new year, a new perspective on literacy

Clark, Cristina
March 2009
Literacy Today;Mar2009, Issue 58, p19
The article reports on the result of the survey by the National Literacy Trust which assessed perspective on literacy in response to challenges in the U.S. The result reveals that literacy has continued to be associated with phonics and assessment and shows few signs of much-needed debate on literacy and its role in society. The findings also suggest that it is important to reassess the way that literacy is perceived and discussed in society.


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