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Illiterate America

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the economic and human costs of illiteracy using hard statistics and heartrending stories.
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Kozol, Jonathan.
Illiterate America.
Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985
(OCoLC)622179189
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kozol
ISBN: 0385195362 9780385195362 0452258073 9780452258075
OCLC Number: 11211014
Description: xvii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Invisible minority : the growing crisis of illiterate America --
A third of the nation cannot read these words --
Matters of equivocation : dangers of the numbers game --The price we pay --
The human cost of an illiterate society --
The disenfranchised : silent and unseen --
What is not being done? --
The pedagogic time bomb : the children of nonreaders --
Breaking the cycle : the mandate for a national response --
Summer 1983 --
pt. 2. A plan to mobilize illiterate America --
The myth of impotence : what should be done? --
Unearthing seeds of fire : a plan to mobilize illiterate America --
Oral history : the people speak their word --
Cause for celebration (when the people speak, the nation sometimes has a chance to hear) --
pt. 3. Beyond utility --
Technological obsession --
The obligation of the universities --
Beyond utility : literacy redefined --
Borders --
Inscriptions --
Afterword : the prospects for the generation now in public school.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kozol.

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Describes the economic and human costs of illiteracy using hard statistics and heartrending stories.

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