Literacy topics including literacy, literacy education, & reading and writing education. To obtain a full understanding of certain literacy topics, it is important to study the various controversies related to those topics. Some ESL (English as a second language) topics will be found here, however ESL is not the primary focus of this page.
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United States and Other Countries: For Education Topics use ERIC CSA for Find It access to U of M e-journals; ERIC is the Education Resources Information Center. It provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, reports, and other educational materials.
Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.
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"The Early Literacy Initiative evolved from a long-standing focus on literacy and children's literature at the University of Minnesota. Reading is the foundation for much of learning and research shows early literacy and sustained attention to literacy instruction is critical to success in school".
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