"The 3 Voices of Aliteracy
" School Library Journal, v42 n2 p30-33 Feb 1996.
As the national focus on youth aliteracy
combined forces with a booming YA literature market, this coalition attempted to solve the national problem of aliteracy
through the YA problem novel, equating teen desire to read "serious" (and thus socially responsible) literature with engaged "healthy" citizenship.
While fewer girls may be categorized as aliterates, aliteracy
is more prevalent among boys.
The 3 voices of aliteracy
. School Library Journal, 42(3), 110-113.
This course allows me the freedom to use my other courses as lexicological laboratories for my explorations into aliteracy
among American undergraduates.
tutor believes making reading child's play is the key to improving the poor standards of reading and writing in primary schools highlighted this week by education inspectors.
In other words, the problems of illiteracy and aliteracy
do not come to a halt simply because the next survey will not be conducted for another several years.
Scott (1996) defined aliteracy
as a "lack of reading habit especially in capable readers who choose not to read." Mikulecky (1978) was among the earliest researchers to differentiate aliteracy
those pieces on aliteracy
from the last few decades that place the blame
Concomitantly, both motivation and aliteracy
are areas that must be considered, particularly in those courses geared toward instructional design for struggling readers.
They develop what the NEA Report on "Reading at Risk" calls "aliteracy
," an ability to read accompanied by an unwillingness to do so.
It is important prevent this growing tide of aliteracy
, the condition where one has the ability to read but chooses not to (Sullivan, 2002).
Due to the low rate of literacy in the U.S., children are often put into reading intervention programs where they are required to read to an adult; potentially creating anxiety that may act as a deterrent to reading regularly, and thus contributing to the condition of aliteracy
, that is, possessing the basic skills to read yet having no desire to do so.
You could be one of the millions suffering from aliteracy
Print media and literacy are not just a matter of historical research, as can be seen from Jonathan Kozol's study, Illiterate America (1986), and Daniel Boorstin's report, Books in Our Future (1984), in which he identifies a growing problem of aliteracy
(referring to literates who choose not to read, an option made possible by the presence of electronic alternatives to print media).