The Science of Reading and Its Educational Implications

  title={The Science of Reading and Its Educational Implications},
  author={Mark S. Seidenberg},
  journal={Language Learning and Development},
  pages={331 - 360}
Research in cognitive science and neuroscience has made enormous progress toward understanding skilled reading, the acquisition of reading skill, the brain bases of reading, the causes of developmental reading impairments and how such impairments can be treated. My question is: if the science is so good, why do so many people read so poorly? I mainly focus on the United States, which fares poorly on cross-national comparisons of literacy, with about 25–30% of the population exhibiting literacy… 
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