Early warning signs of functional illiteracy: predictors in childhood and adolescence.

  title={Early warning signs of functional illiteracy: predictors in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Nazli Baydar and J Brooks-gunn and Frank F. Furstenberg},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={64 3},
Early childhood, middle childhood, and early adolescence determinants of functional literacy in adulthood are investigated, using 20-year longitudinal data from a sample of black children of teenaged mothers from the Baltimore metropolitan area. Document literacy was assessed by a test that consisted of a subset of items of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) adult literacy test. The Baltimore sample is compared to the NAEP sample. Family environmental factors, early… CONTINUE READING

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