Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The redefining of functional literacy has been advocated by recent studies of reading achievement. The National Commission on Excellence in Education, A Nation at Risk, (1983) reports the need to implement programs that will foster the development of higher thinking-language abilities. It states that these abilities are essential for meeting the challenges of an everchanging complex world. Students need to interpret, evaluate, and apply what they read. The National Assessment of Educational Progress Report (LaPointe, 1984) concurs with this view: Findings of this project reveal most students are competent in literal comprehension but lacking in higher thinking-language tasks in all areas of the curriculum.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1987 Douglas H. Brightman
Brightman, Douglas H., "Fostering higher level comprehension abilities among fifth-grade students" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 2111.