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sent by slashgirl: Interesting opinion piece on cbc.ca by Mary Ellen Lang about reading and how necessary it is. Find it here. Excerpt:
For years, studies have shown that the most significant therapy for young offenders is not Outward Bound camps, not psychological counselling, not tough love or family healing, but remedial reading.
...People who cannot read are surrounded with a culture that requires this skill at every turn. They are also surrounded by people who can make their way through all these unfathomable shapes and letter combinations with apparent ease. To say that non-readers suffer from feelings of acute frustration, anger and inadequacy would be an understatement.