Diversity in Literacy Education Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Diversity in Literacy Education
An examination of how literacy education in the United States can address the diverse student population.
# 146853 | 1,295 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper explores the institutional and individual features of the American educational system that are obstructing a multicultural approach to literacy education. The paper identifies solutions in the literature that include a change in curriculum and testing, a greater ethnic and racial diversity amongst instructors and the installation and effective instructor training in the area of Internet and computer access. The paper concludes with a brief action plan for implementation of these solutions.


From the Paper:

"Indeed, research from this time demonstrates a growing quorum of support for the introduction of computer terminals with such web and graphic applications to young learners gaining skills in basic educational disciplines such as literacy development. To this extent, "Computers . . . can be particularly useful tools for enhancing children's social, language, and cognitive skills. This paper (Seng, 1998) highlights the computer's effect on children's problem solving, reflective thinking, and cognitive development." (Cesarone, 1) This is to argue that it has become a distinctly more important priority in recent years, where resources are available, to ensure that young children are given access to the type of computing technology at home and at school which can help to stimulate media literacy and positive development in all the capacities above noted."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berson, Michael J. (1996). Effectiveness of Computer Technology in the Social Studies: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Research on Computing in Education. Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 486-499.
  • CGJL. (1983). Guide Lines for Joint Use Library. State Library of New South Wales. Online at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/pls/policies/jointuse.cfm.
  • Carey, Bjorn. (March 2005). Brain Power: Mind Control of External Devices. Live Science. Online at http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/050317_brain_interface.html.
  • Carrington, Victoria. (2001). Emergent Home Literacies: A Challenge for Educators. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, Vol. 24.
  • Cesarone, Bernard. (2000). Computers in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Childhood Education. Online at <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3614/is_200010/ai_n8904161>.

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