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Prologue: Toward an Understanding of Literacy Issues in Multicultural School-Age Populations
This article introduces a forum that explores issues surrounding literacy in multicultural school-age populations. It discusses sociocultural factors that overshadow traditional literacy-learning objectives, the relationship between low socioeconomic status and low literacy, environmental influences that affect literacy, and culturally biased assessments that challenge educators to find reliable alternative assessments. (Contains references.) (CR)
Contributor: Harris, Joyce L.
Date Published: Jan
Journal/Secondary Title: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
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