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Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it
Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it
Seidenberg, Mark S.2018
Articles
According to a leading cognitive scientist, we've been teaching reading wrong. The latest science reveals how we can do it right. In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a 'Sputnik moment': a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed, however, since then: over half of our children still read at a basic level and few become highly proficient. Poor readers are more likely to drop out of the educational system and as adults are unable to fully participate in the workforce, adequately manage their own health care, or advance their children's education. In this book, internationally renowned cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive science, neurobiology, and linguistics.
Author:
Imprint:
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Collation:
384 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9781541617155 (pbk)
Dewey class:
428.40711
Language:
English
BRN:
2630576
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