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 The Reading Gap:
Post-Literacy in America

Presenter: Ben Davis
When: Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2:30pm EST (11:30am Pacific)
Duration: 60 minutes
Moderator: Monique Cook
Cost: FREE

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About This Seminar

When a bright child has difficulty reading, we may think that it is a learning disability or a problematic instructional strategy. Or it could be an impact of media learning. Literacy experts have identified an emerging phenomenon in the developed world: “Post-Literacy.” According to a number of studies, numerous children who have grown up in a highly literate society are functionally illiterate. They can read and write, but they prefer to learn through non-literate means. In this seminar, we will explore Post-Literacy and its impacts on learning.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to

  • List the five levels of literacy
  • Identify post-literacy
  • Develop approaches to post-literacy in your family


Who Should Attend

Home educators interested in media impacts on reading and learning


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