The development of reading skills is one of the most important goals of education, and Dr. Stephen Krashen of the University of Southern California is one of…
"Literacy thus becomes an essential aspect of disciplinary practice, rather than a set of strategies or tools brought into the disciplines to improve reading and writing of subject-matter texts," Elizabeth Birr Moje wrote in Foregrounding the Disciplines in Secondary Literacy Teaching and Learning: A Call for Change , which appeared in the October 2008 issue of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
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Historian Andrew Preston says questions in an undergraduate class he was teaching at the start of the 2003 invasion of Iraq spurred the research for his new book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith. "Once I started looking for religion [in U.S. foreign policy], it was everywhere," he says.
Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That’s compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.