Examining Shared Domains of Literacy in the Church and School of African American Children

Authored by: Gwendolyn Michele Thompson McMillon , Patricia A. Edwards

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts

Print publication date:  December  2007
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780805856996
eBook ISBN: 9781315759616
Adobe ISBN: 9781317639701

10.4324/9781315759616.ch33

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Abstract

For many years educational researchers have attempted to improve the literacy development of African American children; despite their efforts, “the enigma” remains. What can we do to increase the reading achievement of African American children, thereby decreasing the gap between African Americans and their White counterparts?

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