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Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy

Author: Victoria Purcell-Gates
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If asked to identify which children rank lowest in relation to national educational norms, have higher school dropout and absence rates, and more commonly experience learning problems, few of us would know the answer: white, urban Appalachian children. These are the children and grandchildren of Appalachian families who migrated to northern cities in the 1950s to look for work. They make up this largely "invisible"
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Purcell-Gates, Victoria.
Other people's words.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624379804
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Purcell-Gates
ISBN: 0674644972 9780674644977 0674645111 9780674645110
OCLC Number: 31012031
Description: x, 242 pages ; 22 cm
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Responsibility: Victoria Purcell-Gates.

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