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Disciplinary Literacy

Content area reading vs. disciplinary literacy
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kristie hotchkiss

on 18 March 2011

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Transcript of Disciplinary Literacy

The Challenges Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school degree. And yet, as many as a quater of our students aren't even finishing high school (Obama, 2011). Nearly one third of high school graduates are not ready for college-level English composition courses. Only one out of four 12th-grade students is a proficient writer (Salahu-Sin, Persky, & Miller, 2008). More than 40% of all new Texas college students in 2006 required developmental courses. Nearly 133,200 students did not graduate from Texas' high schools in 2009; the lost lifetime earnings in Texas for that class of dropouts alone total more that $34.6 billion.
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