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a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources

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However, our findings also suggest that aliteracy can affect students whose mothers have high educational attainment, given that within the cohort of children with mothers with the highest level of educational attainment, almost a third could be characterised as light readers, and 38 per cent moderate.
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.
This course allows me the freedom to use my other courses as lexicological laboratories for my explorations into aliteracy among American undergraduates.
Scott (1996) defined aliteracy as a "lack of reading habit especially in capable readers who choose not to read.
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.
It is important prevent this growing tide of aliteracy, the condition where one has the ability to read but chooses not to (Sullivan, 2002).
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.
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).
The enemies are the low level of functional literacy and the rise of aliteracy, particularly among the young.
While we're all familiar with illiteracy, aliteracy is the condition of people who have the skills to read, but don't.
Perhaps, through literature-based instruction, America's twin goals for its citizens of total literacy and zero aliteracy are much closer than ever.
The rescuers talk of a decline in readership, a growing aliteracy among the young, the challenge for reader time from television, VCR, movies, Walkman, stereo, and the like.