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Prologue: Toward an Understanding of Literacy Issues in Multicultural School-Age Populations

This article introduces a forum that explores issues surrounding literacy in multicultural school-age populations. It discusses sociocultural factors that overshadow traditional literacy-learning objectives, the relationship between low socioeconomic status and low literacy, environmental influences that affect literacy, and culturally biased assessments that challenge educators to find reliable alternative assessments.

  • Author/Creator: Harris, Joyce L.
  • Date Published: Jan
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
  • Number: 1
  • Volume: 34
  • Year: 2003

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